6 F-15 fighter jets and 3 KC135 air tankers escort Pelosi’s flight after taking off from Taipei

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3rd August 2022 – (Taipei) Nancy Pelosi who boarded a special plane heading for South Korea this afternoon has pledged “ironclad support” for Taiwan. 6 F-15 fighter jets and 3 KC135 Stratotanker air tankers were deployed from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan to escort her flight.

She posted images of her meeting with Taiwan’s deputy speaker of the legislature Tsai Chi-chang on her official Twitter account after wrapping up her visit. “We reiterated our ironclad support for Taiwan’s democracy, including on matters of security & stability, economic growth and governance,” she wrote. “We also spoke virtually with Legislative Yuan President You Si-kun and wished him a speedy recovery,” she added, following his positive test for COVID-19.

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