US approves $1.1 billion arms sale to Taiwan

Al-Jazeera reported this information in a report.

Analysts believe that the decision to sell arms to Taiwan could cause a serious deterioration in relations between Beijing and Washington.

The Pentagon Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Friday that the arms sales included 60 anti-ship missiles, 100 air-to-air missiles, radar programs and military munitions.

At the beginning of last week, the US news outlet Politico first reported the arms sales to Taiwan.

A spokesperson for the US Department of State said that Taiwan needs military weapons for its security. The new weapons sale is a sign of US commitment to further modernize Taiwan’s military and strengthen its defenses.

On Friday, Beijing called for the immediate withdrawal of the decision to sell new weapons.

In contrast, Taiwan’s defense minister expressed gratitude to the United States for approving the decision to sell new weapons.

(September 3)