October 7, 2022

(NewsNation) — President Joe Biden stated in an interview that aired Sunday that U.S. navy forces would defend Taiwan if the island nation had been invaded by China.

The president’s feedback to CBS’s “60 Minutes” come at a time of escalating pressure between China and Taiwan following a go to by U.S. Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan in August that angered Beijing.

Within the interview, Biden stated the U.S. continues to be adhering to the “one China” coverage, which acknowledges China’s place that there’s just one professional Chinese language authorities, primarily based in Beijing, and that Taiwan is a part of China. However the U.S. maintains “strategic ambiguity” about whether or not it could defend Taiwan militarily.

When requested by “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley if the U.S. would defend the island, Biden responded: “Sure, if in truth there was an unprecedented assault.”

A White Home official instructed CBS after the interview that the U.S. official place of “strategic ambiguity” has not modified.

Following Pelosi’s go to to the island, China held a collection of navy drills, together with the most important ever within the Taiwan Strait. Taiwan responded with drills of its personal, showcasing its fighter jets.

A number of congressional delegations have visited Taiwan since Pelosi, and a U.S. Senate committee not too long ago permitted a invoice that might considerably improve American protection assist for Taiwan. China slammed the invoice, saying it violates the One China coverage.

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