The United States will decide by October whether to sell new F-16 fighters (Figure)
Data Figure: Taiwan’s armed forces are equipped with early model F-16 fighter
intern reporter Zhao Xiaoxia World Wide Web, according to U.S. reports, “Washington Post,” July 21 news, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ? Clinton has made a commitment that the U.S. will sell to Taiwan as soon as possible whether the new F-16C/D fighters to make a decision.
According to reports, Republican Senator John ? Kearney (JohnCornyn) Hillary Clinton is trying to block the appointment of new Deputy Secretary of State, in order to force his decision to sell Taiwan a new aircraft. Kearney, a deputy said, Hillary is a visit to India was 20, conversation with the senator and propose solutions that both sides reach an agreement, commitment Kearney agreed to hold the full Senate vote on whether to agree that William ? Burns served as deputy secretary of state. As a condition, Hillary must be announced before October 1, whether to sell Taiwan F-16C/D fighters; if sold, then the model should also announced sale of aircraft.
reported that in recent years, “Taiwan independence” and the U.S. Congress to support “Taiwan independence” requirements of the White House who has been approved to sell new F-16C/D fighters. However, sales to Taiwan before the U.S. Patriot missile systems and military helicopters, the by the Chinese government’s strong protest.
According to the United States on July 22 by Bloomberg News, US-Taiwan Business Council, said the person, according to the October 1, the “deadline” point of view, Obama has “no intention” to Taiwan sale of new F-16C/D.