Selling weapons to Taiwan? Sanctions are coming
At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 14, a reporter asked questions. According to reports, on July 9, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency of the US Department of Defense issued a statement saying that the US State Department has approved the provision of Patriot 3 missiles to Taiwan. The total value of the recertified equipment and technology is 620 million US dollars. The main contractor is Lockheed Martin. Does China have any comments?
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that China firmly opposes the sale of arms to Taiwan by the United States and urges the United States Effectively abide by the one-China principle and the provisions of the Three Sino-US Joint Communiqués, stop selling arms to Taiwan and military links between the United States and Taiwan, so as not to affect Sino-US relations and Peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait have caused further damage.
Zhao Lijian announced that in order to safeguard national interests, China has decided to take necessary measures to impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin, the main contractor of the arms sales case.