10th Feb,2019: US Warships again Challenge Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea – Beijing Video

published: 2019-02-11 07:06:57

The United States sailed two warships close to disputed islands in the South China Sea on Sunday night, a move that is bound to draw the ire of Beijing.
The guided-missile destroyers U S S Spruance and U S S Preble sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Spratly Islands as part of what the US Navy calls a “freedom of navigation operation.”
The operation was carried out “to challenge excessive maritime claims and preserve access to the waterways as governed by international law,” Cmdr. Clay Doss, a spokesman for the US Navy’s 7th Fleet, told.
“All operations are designed in accordance with international law and demonstrate that the United States will fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows,” Doss said, adding “that is true in the South China Sea as in other places around the globe.”
Monday’s operation was the second in the South China Sea reported by the US Navy this year. In January, the destroyer U S S Mc Campbell sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Islands.
Shortly after that operation, China accused the US of trespassing in its territorial waters — and said it had deployed missiles “capable of targeting medium and large ships.”
“The US action violated the Chinese laws and international laws, infringed China’s sovereignty, damaged regional peace, security, and order,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at the time. “China will take necessary actions to protect state sovereignty.”
But truly speaking, it seems that nothing can stop US Navy to sailing in South China Sea.


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  1. u.s worship for peace is good, not warship in any countries


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