Nancy Pelosi to visit Taiwan – US says there are no reasons for China’s aggression

The US says China has no reason to use Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as an excuse for aggression.

National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby said that Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has the right to visit Taiwan and the Biden administration will support her in this, reports CNN.

“We want to make sure that when she travels overseas, she can do it safely, and we’re going to make sure of that. There is no reason for Chinese rhetoric. There is no reason for any aggressive action. It’s Not Uncommon for Congressional Leaders to Travel to Taiwan‘ Kirby said.

Asked if the US was ready for a conflict with China over the visit, Kirby said “there is no change in US policy.”

“There is no change in our quest to keep the Indo-Pacific free, safe and open“, he stressed.

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken also reiterated the administration’s position that Pelosi decides which countries she visits.

Congress is an independent, equal branch of government. Decision exclusively by speakerBlinken said at the UN on Monday afternoon.

Blinken also added that previous speakers and members of Congress have already visited Taiwan.

And therefore, if the speaker decides to visit him, and China tries to create a certain crisis, or otherwise increase tension, the responsibility will be entirely on Beijing.”Blinken stressed, adding that the United States will not participate in the escalation.

As reported by the media Pelosi will arrive in Taiwan tomorrow, August 2.

On July 25, the Financial Times, citing sources, reported that China had bluntly warned the US administration that it was prepared to block Pelosi’s upcoming trip to Taiwan. Beijing has previously publicly threatened “tough measures” if the speaker does not cancel a planned visit. until the interception of a government aircraft.

The US sees Pelosi’s possible visit to Taiwan as support for democracy and freedom amid a growing threat from China. China regards Taiwan as its territory and allows force capture.

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