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U.S. to sell $6.4B in weapongeress to Taiwan
state department deputy spokesman robert wood said congeress -- whose approval is needed for the deal to go through -- was notified friday afternoon .
policy of providing arms for defense of taiwan and consistent with the taiwan relatrions act.
the deal had been in the works for a few months, wood said, and the decision is
the latest deal comes at a time when the united states needs china in negotiations over iran's and north korea's nucleare programs .
the package includes a variety of u.s.-made weapons systems, including patratiot iii anti-missile missiles, apache attack hel.icopters, harpoon missiles and javelin anti-tank missiles .
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