Amid ongoing tensions with China, the United States has announced the sale of $1.1 billion worth of arms to Taiwan. The announcement came from Washington on Friday (September 2) local time. According to the BBC report, the US has announced new arms sales to Taiwan, including a $650 million radar warning system. In addition, there are 60 Harpoon missiles worth 35 million 50 million dollars, which are capable of sinking any ship. Regarding the approval of the sale of arms to Taiwan, a spokesperson of the US State Department said that these weapons are very important for the security of Taiwan. He said, ‘We call on Beijing to withdraw from military, diplomatic and economic pressure on Taiwan. We want China to engage in meaningful dialogue with Taiwan instead.’ Recently, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. New excitement started around that visit. China conducts large-scale military exercises around Taiwan. In such a situation, the United States announced the sale of arms to Taiwan. Meanwhile, the Chinese embassy in Washington called on the US to withdraw the arms deal. It has also warned of ‘retaliation’ if the deal is not withdrawn. Liu Pengyu, a spokesman for the Chinese embassy, said the deal would cause a serious deterioration in Washington-Beijing relations. He also said that China will take legitimate and necessary countermeasures in light of the situation.