US ambassador comments on speaker's Taiwan trip
The US ambassador to Albania, Yuri Kim, is back on Guam to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Korean Airlines crash in Guam, in which her mother died as a passenger on the flight. But in a wide-ranging interview, KUAM News also asked about her reaction to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s historic, but also controversial visit to Taiwan.
The ambassador began her foreign service career as a State Department staffer in China, saying, "I think the administration has been, has already spoken out on this issue. I don't think there's anything I can or should add. And I think we're right in the middle of the situation; let's see what happens."
When asked with her experience in China, if it would be correct to assume that they would be very, very angry if such a high-ranking American going to a country that they see as a renegade province, Kim responded with, "They have a hardline view when it comes to Taiwan. And the United States also has a longstanding position on Taiwan. That's encapsulated in our one China policy and I’ll just leave it there."