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State Department Presser Beginning Shortly


State Department Spokesperson Ned Price is shortly due to deliver a press conference.

  • Livestream here:
  • President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken are currently en route back to the United States after a tour of East Asia. Today saw a leader's summit of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) in Tokyo, Japan and bilateral meetings between Biden and leaders from Japan, Australia, and India.
  • Wires have been dominated by off the cuff remarks from Biden in Tokyo suggesting that the official US policy of 'strategic ambiguity' on Taiwan has been altered to provide Taiwan will formal security assurances in the event of a Chinese invasion.
  • This is the third time Biden has made such remarks. Price is expected to take questions on Taiwan and confirm that US policy remains the same.

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