Because of Ukraine… Fears in Washington of delay in “efforts to arm Taiwan”

UkraineSince the start of Russian operations last February, which has placed a burden on the ability of the US administration and defense industries to keep up "The continued call to arm Kiev in a conflict that is not expected to end anytime soon".

He added that the flow of American weapons into Ukraine "contrary to the strategy America long-term arming of Taiwan, with the goal of helping it defend against possible Chinese military action".

Two years ago, US military officials said Beijing had "It is preparing to forcibly annex Taiwan by 2026"This prompted the US administration to give military support to this island.

reported "Wall Street Journal" There are many American weapons that should have arrived Taiwan "did not arrive".

Congress revealed, in a recent report: "Guided conversion of existing stock from arms And munitions to Ukraine and supply chain problems related to a pandemic crownit significantly delayed the delivery of weapons already approved for sale to Taiwan, undermining the island’s readiness".

A Taiwanese government spokeswoman declined Washington Commenting on US arms sales, but Al Jazeera officials had previously expressed concerns about the delay.

For their part, US officials have acknowledged the delay in delivering weapons to Taiwan, but have affirmed it "These purchases are all new and off the production line".

said Sabrina Singh, a spokeswoman Pentagonin a statement: "We continue to work hard to bring arms to Taiwan as quickly as possible, while also making sure that… Ukraine It can defend itself against Russian aggression".

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The source said the US has been pumping billions of dollars worth of weapons into Syria Ukrainesince the start of Russian operations last February, which have placed burdens on the ability of the US administration and defense industries to keep up with “the continued demand to arm Kiev in a conflict that is not expected to end any time soon”.

He added that the flow of US weapons into Ukraine “contradicts the strategy of America long-term arming of Taiwan, with the goal of helping it defend against possible Chinese military action.

And US military officials said two years ago that Beijing could “prepare to annex Taiwan by force by 2026,” prompting the US administration to give this island military support.

And the “Wall Street Journal” reported that many of the American weapons they were supposed to reach Taiwan “didn’t come”.

And Congress revealed, in a recent report: “The transfer of existing stockpiles from… arms And munitions to Ukraine and supply chain problems related to a pandemic crownThis led to significant delays in the delivery of weapons already approved for sale in Taiwan, undermining the island’s readiness.

A Taiwanese government spokeswoman declined Washington Commenting on US arms sales, but Al Jazeera officials had previously expressed concerns about the delay.

For their part, US officials acknowledged the delay in delivering weapons to Taiwan, but said “these purchases are all new and off the production line.”

said Sabrina Singh, a spokeswoman Pentagonin a statement: “We continue to work hard to deliver weapons to Taiwan as quickly as possible, while also making sure that… Ukraine It can defend itself against Russian aggression.”

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