The Secretary of defense mark Esper said that the United States will continue arms sales to Taiwan.
The Chinese foreign Ministry announced earlier that Beijing imposes sanctions against the American military-industrial Corporation Lockheed Martin, which is the main contractor on sale of military equipment to Taiwan. The U.S. state Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of equipment to upgrade Patriot systems for a total amount of 620 million dollars. The main contractor of the transaction is the company Lockheed Martin.
USA deplore the intention of Beijing to impose sanctions against the American company Lockheed Martin for the supply of weapons to Taiwan and hope for a review of this decision, said Wednesday the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
"I regret that the Communist party of China decided to make such a threat against Lockheed Martin, they are not doing this for the first time against an American supplier operating within the framework of the programme in force between the United States and Taiwan," Pompeo said at a press conference at the state Department.