2020-07-15

Ministry of Foreign Affairs:China decides to impose sanctions on US arms sales contractor Lockheed Martin

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhao Lijian. (Source:Ministry of Foreign Affairs official website)

China Taiwan NetworkMinistry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Zhao Lijian Held a regular press conference on the 14th. In response to a reporter’s question:According to reports, on July 9, the Defense and Security Cooperation Agency of the US Department of Defense issued a statement saying that the US State Department has approved the re-certification of the Patriot-3 missile for Taiwan, with a total value of US$620 million. The main contractor is Lockheed Martin Corporation. What is China’s comment?

Zhao Lijian said that China firmly opposes the US arms sales to Taiwan and urges the US to strictly abide by the one-China principle and the Three Sino-US Joint Communiqués Provisions are to halt the sale of arms to Taiwan and military links between the United States and Taiwan to avoid further damage to Sino-US relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. In order to safeguard national interests, China decided to take necessary measures to impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin, the main contractor in this arms sales case. (End)