Washington and its allies will ‘defend’ stability in the Taiwan Strait: United States
The US Navy sent two warships, including the guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain (DDG 56) [Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/US Navy]
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan announced on Saturday that Washington and its Asian allies will “defend” stability in the Taiwan Strait, reaffirming their commitment to freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea.
His remarks came during a joint press conference with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts following a trilateral meeting in Seoul. Last month, senior diplomats from South Korea, Japan, and China—the main ally of North Korea and a Washington adversary—emphasized the need for a trilateral summit as soon as possible.