US opposed to Taiwan referendum on UN membership
The United States is opposed to Taiwan authorities' attempt to hold a referendum on joining the United Nations, the US State Department said.
Casey said “the United States is opposed to this specific referendum. We believe it is unnecessary and unhelpful...and has the potential to raise tensions in the Taiwan Straits.”
Casey added that Washington wants to see dialogue across the Taiwan Straits.
On December 21, 2007, Rice told a press conference in the State Department that the United States opposes Taiwan's proposed referendum to apply to the United Nations under the name of Taiwan.
During her visit to China, the US top diplomat reiterated on February 26 that her country opposes the proposed “referendum on Taiwan's UN membership.” (Reuters)
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