White House: Biden reiterated basic commitments on Taiwan


WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden reiterated basic commitments on Taiwan in a recent interview in which he said the United States would defend the self-ruled island from attack from China, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday.

Biden had stirred controversy with his comments in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes."

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Steve Holland)

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