US poised to back billions in military aid for Taiwan


US lawmakers are poised to back as much as $10 billion to bolster Taiwan’s defenses against growing tensions and threats from China as part of a compromise annual defense authorization bill, a Bloomberg reporter said in a tweet, Report informs referring to Reuters.

Earlier, The Wall Street Journal, citing sources, reported that the US administration and Congress expressed concern that massive military assistance to Ukraine would lead to delays in the supply of weapons to Taiwan in the amount of almost $19 billion.

Taiwan’s outstanding shipments, which topped $14 billion in December last year, have risen to $18.7 billion, according to congressional officials.


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