The United States has long adhered to a strategy of “strategic ambiguity” and has not explicitly stated whether it would respond to an attack with force.
In a television interview, when asked if the United States would protect the Chinese-claimed, self-governed island, he responded, “Yes, if there was an unprecedented invasion.”
The United States has traditionally adhered to a strategy of “strategic ambiguity” and has not made clear whether it would respond to an attack with military force.
Asked to clarify whether he meant that, unlike in Ukraine, U.S. forces would protect Taiwan against a Chinese invasion, Mr. Biden repeated his affirmative response.
In an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes, a president appeared to go beyond the United Professes’ long-standing position on Taiwan, which states a commitment to a One-China policy in which Washington formally recognizes Beijing and not Taipei.
Beijing is certain to be angered by Biden’s words, just as it was in August when US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan.
Last October, when asked if the United States would come to Taiwan’s defense, the president responded, “Yes, we commit to doing that.” However, a White House spokesperson later clarified that the president was not announcing a change in US policy, and some experts criticized the remark as a “gaffe.”
Early on Saturday, one hundred individuals were evacuated after a residential building in St. Petersburg was struck by a drone.
On Saturday morning, a Russian apartment building consisting of five stories was struck by a drone, prompting certain Russian media outlets to attribute the incident to Ukraine.
St. Petersburg building occupants reported an eerie explosion, followed by a fire, shortly after 7:00 a.m. local time.
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Amidst the panels and meeting rooms of the United Nations Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai the previous year, the phrases "climate migrants" and "climate refugees" reverberated significantly. Prominent United Nations officials, external stakeholders, academicians, and activists contending with climate change's repercussions enthusiastically employed these designations.
Two women were injured when a fallen firearm discharged during a police pursuit of a moped.
At 16:55 GMT on Friday, the Metropolitan Police reported that officers were pursuing two individuals who failed to stop in Clapham.
According to the force, the moped also collided with an individual from the public and subsequently crashed.