U.S. plans to sell Taiwan about $1.42 billion in arms

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Posted: Jun 29, 2017 4:35 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to sell Taiwan about $1.42 billion in arms, a proposal the Trump administration informed Congress about on Thursday, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.

"The administration had formally notified Congress of seven proposed defense sales for Taiwan. It's now valued about $1.42 billion," Nauert told reporters, saying the sales show U.S. "support for Taiwan's ability to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability" and stressing that there was no change to the United States' long-standing "one China" policy.

(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Richard Chang)