National Defense Minister Lee Jye (李傑) on Friday denied an online claim made by a US university that Taiwan sold weapons to Chad. Lee made the remarks at a question-and-answer session at the Legislative Yuan, when Su Chi (蘇起), a legislator of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), asked him whether information publicized on Columbia University's Web site was true. According to Su, the Web site said that Taiwan is suspected of having provided weapons to Chad in 2000 while the African nation was plagued by civil war. Su expressed concern that if the allegation were true, Chinese Petroleum Corp employees working on oil exploration in Chad might become targeted for retaliation. Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) assured Su that the ministry would determine if there is any truth to the rumor, and if it is unfounded the government will ask Columbia University to make an immediate correction. Taiwan and Chad resumed diplomatic ties in August 1997.
Sun, Mar 12, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: Military aid to Chad denied
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