The Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport He received a bomb threatbefore the possible visit to the island of the president of the House of Representatives of the United States, Nancy Pelosireported the Central News Agency (CNA) of the island.
According to the state media, the country’s Aviation Police Office explained that so far Nothing suspicious has been found on the premises. However, the venue intensified its security measures this Tuesday. The report was passed on to prosecutors for further investigation.
Likewise, the authorities assigned a special team to reinforce airport security and guarantee the safety of flights, as a result of the threat that they would place three explosive devices at the airport.
The possible threat comes amid rumors of a visit by Pelosi to the island, despite the Chinese warnings.
Pelosi began her Asia tour in Singapore on Monday and her office has said she will also visit South Korea and Japan. He has not mentioned a visit to Taiwan.
Reuters reported that Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said it had no comment on reports of Pelosi’s travel plans, but the White House, which did not confirm the trip, assured that he had the right to go.
Later, according to the chain CNNtwo senior officials from Taiwan and the US confirmed the visit from Pelosi, which is not scheduled as part of her itinerary released this past weekend. Is It would be the first in 25 years.
In turn, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said it would be “a gross interference in China’s internal affairs” if Pelosi visits Taiwan, and warned that it would provoke “very serious events and consequences”assured Reuters.
“We would like to tell the United States once again that China is waiting, that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army will never sit idly by and that China will give resolute responses and strong countermeasures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Zhao said during a press conference.
China views visits by US representatives to Taiwan, a self-governing island claimed by Beijing, as sending a encouraging sign to the pro-independence camp on the island. Washington has no official diplomatic ties with Taiwan, but is required by US law to provide the island with the means to defend itself.
Beijing’s responses could include launching missiles near Taiwan, large-scale air or naval activities, or more “spurious legal claims” such as China’s assertion that the Taiwan Strait is not an international waterway, the spokesman said. White House national security officer John Kirby, according to Reuters.
For its part, Russia has declared its support for China. The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajárova, said Tuesday on Telegram that “Washington is bringing destabilization to the world. Not a single conflict resolved in recent decades, but several provoked.
(With information from Reuters)