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US senators petition for F-16 sale

SHOW OF SUPPORT:Forty-five out of the 100 senators across party lines signed a letter urging the sale, despite Chinese claims that support for the TRA was in decline

By William Lowther  /  Staff Reporter in Washington

“Yet by elevating the issue, China has now made this issue about America’s commitment to Northeast Asian security and about US willingness to make the difficult decisions — in the face of Chinese opposition — that promote our interests as well as those of our friends and allies,” he said.

Along with Menendez and Inhofe, other prominent signatories included Jim Webb, Joseph Lieberman, John D Rockefeller IV and John McCain.

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