Pelosi trip to Taiwan: Iran and Syria join list of countries condemning controversial visit

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On Tuesday, Iran and Syria released statements in which they joined other Chinese allies in condemning the actions of the US delegation. visit to Taiwan.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi left Taiwan by plane for South Korea on Wednesday after meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen earlier in the day.

In previous weeks, China issued strong warnings against such a visit, including threats from government officials and TV hosts who offered a violent response.

Syria and Iran – two of Beijing’s allies – issued a stern denunciation of the delegation.

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at a meeting in the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan's House of Parliament, with Tsai Chi-Chang, Vice President of the Legislative Yuan.  January 3, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at a meeting in the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan’s House of Parliament, with Tsai Chi-Chang, Vice President of the Legislative Yuan. January 3, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan.
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Syrian government condemned Pelosi’s visit on Tuesday after her trip to Taiwan was confirmed.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry called delegation is “a hostile act that is not in accordance with international law and does not respect the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the People’s Republic of China”.

“Syria recognizes only one China,” the ministry said.

Syria was Iran joined in their criticism, whose foreign ministry endorsed the well-known one-China policy.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, receives Taiwan's highest civilian award, the Order of Auspicious Clouds with a special grand cordon, from Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen.  January 3, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, receives Taiwan’s highest civilian award, the Order of Auspicious Clouds with a special grand cordon, from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. January 3, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan.
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“The Islamic Republic of Iran considers respect for the territorial integrity of countries as the basis of its foreign policy, and support for the one-China policy within this framework is beyond doubt,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said on Tuesday. Tehran Times.

The People’s Republic of China has long claimed sovereignty over Taiwan and the Taiwan Strait, the relatively narrow strip of ocean between the island of Taiwan and the Chinese mainland. The Chinese military frequently sent planes to the area to inspect Taiwan’s air defense zone.

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The US has no official relationship with Taiwan, also known as the Republic of China, and maintains One China Policy which recognizes the People’s Republic of China as its legal successor.

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (left) receives the Order of Auspicious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon, Taiwan's highest civilian honor, from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (right) in the president's office on August 3.  , 2022, Taipei, Taiwan.  Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday as part of an Asia tour aimed at appeasing allies in the region as China made it clear that her visit to Taiwan would be viewed in a negative light.

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (left) receives the Order of Auspicious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon, Taiwan’s highest civilian honor, from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (right) in the president’s office on August 3. , 2022, Taipei, Taiwan. Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday as part of an Asia tour aimed at appeasing allies in the region as China made it clear that her visit to Taiwan would be viewed in a negative light.
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Macau – a seaside city owned by the People’s Republic of China and administered similarly to Hong Kong as a “special administrative region,” voiced their criticism of the Pelosi visit.

“The visit of Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, China is a flagrant interference in China’s internal affairs, a serious infringement of China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, an arbitrary violation of the One China principle, and a threat to China’s peace and stability. Taiwan Strait and undermined Sino-US relations,” the South African government wrote. Macau Business.

Known for its gambling, nightlife and financial sector, Macau maintains stable and peaceful relations with the mainland.