US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated today at a meeting on East Asia, as reported by West Official, that China’s reaction to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan had been “blatantly provocative”.
The diplomat also told the meeting that The US seeks to calm the waters and continues to stand by its allies and partners.
Earlier in the day, the president of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has also made comments on the matter, via Reuters. The diplomat has said that “China is not going to isolate Taiwan by prohibiting us from visiting“.
“We have stated from the beginning that the goal of our representation is not to alter the current situation in the region or in Taiwan.“, adds Pelosi.
Along the same lines are the news related to Taiwan, shared by Reuters, in which it is mentioned that the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense has said on Friday that the island’s army has sent planes and ships and has deployed land-based missile systems. to monitor the situation as China conducts large-scale military exercises in the areas surrounding Taiwan.
Source: Fx Street