China is still circling Taiwan, conducting daily military exercises, months after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the country. Now that tensions are rising, with various diplomatic conversations between the US and China happening, Biden says he’s ready to deploy US troops if and when the need arises.

In an interview with CBS, US President Joe Biden said that the US is ready to support Taiwan if China attacks.

“Yes, if in fact, there was an unprecedented attack,” Biden said.

However, this was immediately overturned by the White House, clarifying that the US remains neutral when it comes to the China-Taiwan pledge. Furthermore, the White House said they are maintaining the US policy of no military commitment with Taiwan.