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Taiwan's concerns on speed of arms sales will be conveyed to US, says ex-US defence secretary

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Former U.S. defence secretary Mark Esper said he would take back to Washington D.C. concerns expressed in Taiwan about the speed of arms sales. Taiwan has complained of stepped up military pressure from China to force it into accepting Beijing's sovereignty claims. Esper served from 2019 through 2020 under former President Donald Trump, whose administration approved billions in arms sales to Taiwan.
4 months ago·Taipei, Taiwan

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Taiwan's concerns on speed of arms sales will be conveyed to US, says ex-US defence secretary

TAIPEI - Former U.S. defence secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday he would take back to Washington D.C. concerns expressed in Taiwan about the speed of arms sales to the island and the need to get greater access to weapons like portable missiles. Taiwan has previously talked of problems accessing some weapons it has on order, like shoulder-fired Stinger anti-aircraft missiles. Taiwan

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Mark Esper, who arrived in Taipei on Monday, said he would convey Taiwan's concerns to Washington.

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Meetings with Taiwanese officials revealed concerns about the speed of arms sales, which he will relay to Washington, Mark Esper says.

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Taiwan’s concerns on speed of arms sales will be conveyed to US, says ex-US defense secretary

TAIPEI -- Former U.S. defense secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday he would take back to Washington D.C. concerns expressed in Taiwan about the speed of arms sales to the island and the need to get greater access to weapons like portable missiles. Read More

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[Epoch 2022 07/21] (Epoch Correspondent Lee Se-hyun, Taiwan, Taipei) Mark Esper (Mark Esper), former head of the US Department of Defense, led a visiting team to Taiwan. Esper said Taiwan talked to him that the process and speed of US approval of arms sales to Taiwan has accelerated. In addition, demand from countries around the world for irrelevant weapons such as spears and needles has increased dramatically, the production capacity of the US …

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