Former US President Donald Trump said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan would escalate tensions with China.
“It will only make matters worse,” Trump wrote on his True Social website, adding that Pelosi’s intervention in the Taiwan issue was only intended to “make trouble and make money.”
Pelosi will embark on an Asian tour on Friday, including Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan, according to US media reports.
Pelosi had previously declined to comment on whether she would visit Taiwan, citing security concerns.
US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping recently discussed Taiwan in their first contact since March, with Xi warning Biden not to play with fire, referring to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.
Source: RIA Novosti