After China, Russia has now warned America that if Nancy Pelosi goes to Taiwan, tension in that region will flare up. Russia has said that if Pelosi visits the disputed island, it will put the United States and China in direct confrontation. Let us tell you that earlier on Monday, China said it is closely watching news regarding US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan to visit Taiwan. At the same time, China has warned that if Pelosi travels to Taipei, its military will give a “stern response” and face “serious consequences.”
Don’t say again, China didn’t warn again about Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan
Now, Russia, which is very close to China, has also warned America. A Russian spokesman warned the United States that an expected visit by Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan would put it on a collision course with China and stoke tensions in the region. “We can’t say for sure now whether (Pelosi) will get there (Taiwan), but everything about this tour and a possible trip to Taiwan is very provocative,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
China has been demanding that Taiwan be part of its mainland and is angry at Pelosi’s alleged plans to move there. Meanwhile, Russia announced its open support for its ally China in Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. “Washington brings instability to the world. In recent decades, not one conflict has been resolved, but many of them have been provoked,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.
Nancy Pelosi will go to Taiwan despite the threat of China, and the US military is deploying warships
Russia’s attack on Ukraine has raised fears that China will continue its plans to annex Taiwan. Taiwan rejects China’s claims to sovereignty and says only its own people can decide the island’s future. Beijing has steadily increased diplomatic and military pressure on the autonomous island since President Tsai Ing-wen was first elected in 2016.
US condemns China’s comments on Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan
The United States has condemned China’s statements regarding the expected visit of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Monday that Pelosi has the final say on whether or not she will travel to the self-governing island. He said US lawmakers have been making regular visits to Taiwan over the years. China claims Taiwan.
Kirby said administrative officials are concerned that Beijing will use the flight as an excuse to provoke actions, including military moves in or around Taiwan, overflights of Taiwan’s airspace and large-scale naval maneuvers in the strait.
CNN quoted senior officials in Taiwan and the United States as saying that Pelosi is likely to travel to Taiwan despite warnings from the Biden administration. Taiwanese media quoted officials as saying that Pelosi will arrive in Taipei after traveling to Malaysia and spending the night there.
In response to reports of Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters in Beijing, “We are closely monitoring Pelosi’s schedule and if she visits Taiwan, we will respond forcefully.”