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    The former head of the CIA noted the contradiction in the rhetoric of Biden and the White House on the issue of Taiwan

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    US President Joe Biden and the White House contradict each other on the issue of Taiwan, thereby weakening the country. This was stated on September 22 in his Twitter account by the former head of the CIA, Mike Pompeo.

    “Biden’s chatter about Taiwan makes us weaker. He says one thing, and then more than once allows the White House to contradict him, ”the message says.

    Earlier, on September 18, Joe Biden said that the US does not encourage Taiwan to issue of independence from the PRC, while noting that the United States will provide protection and support to the island in the event of a military conflict with the PRC.

    providing military assistance to the Taiwan administration against the backdrop of the situation with China. It involves the allocation of military assistance to the island for $ 4.5 billion over four years, as well as credit guarantees for military purchases in the amount of up to $ 2 billion.

    In May of this year, the White House outlined a policy US in Taiwan. According to the US official, the US adheres to the “one China” policy and commitment to peace and stability on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. However, in accordance with the Taiwan Relations Act, the United States will provide Taiwan with military means for self-defense. on the issue of Taiwan. The Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed a strong protest in connection with the US bill, which provides for the allocation of military assistance to Taiwan. The ministry noted that the adoption by the United States of such a bill is interference in the internal affairs of China, and also violates international law and basic norms of international relations.

    The aggravation of the situation around Taiwan occurred after the visit to Taiwan of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi on August 2, despite China‘s urgent request to refrain from this step. She called her visit a testament to the United States’ commitment to supporting Taiwanese democracy.

    Taiwan is part of China, but not under Beijing’s rule. The United States claims that it does not dispute the ownership of the island by China, while providing support to the Taiwanese authorities. Official relations between the PRC government and its island province broke off in 1949, contacts resumed in the late 1980s.

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