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US vice chair of Armed Services Committee promises ‘resolute reaction’ if Taiwan is attacked

Associated Press

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A United States congressional delegation visiting Taiwan says Washington would act if the island was attacked, and promised to resolve the $19-billion backlog in its defense purchases from the U.S. Rob Wittman, vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee, said: “Know that any hostile unprovoked attack on Taiwan will result in a resolute reaction from the U.S.” He spoke Friday ahead of meetings with President Tsai Ing-Wen. The Virginia Republican, Carlos Gimenez of Florida and Jen Kiggans of Virginia arrived Thursday for a three-day visit to Taiwan. They are meeting with Tsai and the head of Taiwan’s National Security Council Wellington Koo.

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