Joe Biden to ask Congress to fund Taiwan arms via Ukraine budget

  • 2 August 2023 13:30

The White House will ask Congress to fund arms for Taiwan as part of a supplemental budget request for Ukraine, in an effort to speed up the supply of weapons to the country amid the rising threat from China, informs via Financial Times.

The Office of Management and Budget will include funding for Taiwan in the supplemental request as part of an effort to accelerate the provision of weapons, according to two people familiar with the plan.

If passed by Congress, Taiwan would get arms through a US taxpayer-funded system known as “foreign military financing” for the first time. The White House is expected to submit the request this month.

The White House declined to comment or reveal details about how much money would be requested for Taiwan.

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