International Desk: China has claimed to chase a US warship that entered its territorial waters in the South China Sea. The country claims that the US warship came near the disputed Paracel Islands without any permission. In this regard, the Chinese military said in a statement on Thursday (March 23), "The US missile warship USS Milius illegally entered China's territorial waters without any official permission." Which threatened the peace and stability of the busy waterway. However, the United States directly rejected China's claim. The US Navy said the news was false. Besides, they also called the news of chasing the warship as fake.
In this regard, the US Seventh Fleet said in a statement, 'USS Milius was conducting scheduled operations in the South China Sea and our ship was not pursued there. The United States will continue its own activities (flying aircraft and operating warships) wherever international law allows.'The disputed Paracel Islands are spread over an area of 7 square kilometers in the South China Sea. China has control over these islands. The country has built various military infrastructures there. However, Taiwan and Vietnam also claim ownership of the archipelago. Earlier last July, China claimed to chase a US destroyer from the same area.
At that time, the US claimed the incident as a lie. There is tension between the two countries over the construction of Chinese military infrastructure and the presence of US warships in the islands of the South China Sea. Which is increasing. The United States has been trying to unite other countries in the region for a long time so that Beijing cannot expand its influence in the South China Sea.
Comment ( 0)