US Diplomats Pulled Out Of Dominican Republic, El Salvador, And Panama Following Taiwan Decision
Taiwan is no longer recognized in certain countries in Latin America. The Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama have announced their decision, and so the United States decided to recall their diplomats from the said countries for discussions on why the sudden decision.
US Ambassadors Robin Bernstein, Jean Manes, and Roxanne Cabral-representatives of the US to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama, respectively-will have a meeting with the leadership of the US government following their arrival home. The topic of these discussions was disclosed to be a discussion on how the US could continue to work with these countries in the Caribbean as well as Central America.
Panama has since announced that it 'respects' the US' decision to recall its Charge d'Affaires home. It included the recognition of the US' decision to recall its representative to El Salvador and the Dominican Republic as well. It further stressed its willingness to cooperate with the US on mutual and beneficial programs for both countries, like it always used to, CNN Politics stressed.
Press TV looks into the fragile situation stemming from a breakup between China and Taiwan. Beijing, however, never gave up on Taiwan. It has always believed that, despite the unfortunate civil war that occurred in 1949, the two will eventually become one yet again.
The US recognizes Beijing and not Taiwan, as part and parcel of the 'One China' policy. While the US believes that Chinese sovereignty over the small island country is absolute, it has since maintained a de facto embassy in Taiwan-the American Institute, a product of the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979.
Trump, ever the firebrand, created tensions upon the start of his presidency. Taiwan president Tsai-Ing wen called the president upon his election in 2016. The Taiwanese president can also be credited with stirring unneeded trouble, as her administration stresses that 'One China' is non-existent and Taiwan is an independent country.
As for the US side on things, it differs from the position taken by the Caribbean and Central American countries. The US has its own diplomatic way of navigating the 'One China' policy. It prefers to keep away from any official position on the true status of Taiwan, preferring to stand in whoever appears to be right regarding the status quo of the two countries.