February 10, 2019: US Warships again Challenge claims of Beijing in the South China Sea

  • published: 11 February 2019
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The United States sailed two warships close to the disputed islands in the South China Sea on Sunday night, a move that will certainly bring the anger 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 conducted "to challenge excessive maritime claims and to maintain access to the waterways, as regulated by international law," "Cd Clay Doss, a spokesman for the seventh US Navy fleet, said.
"All operations are designed in accordance with international law and show that the United States will fly, sail and operate where international law permits," said DOSS, adding "that is true in the South China." Sea as in other places around the globe. "
The operation on Monday 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 forbidden sites in its territorial waters – and said it had deployed missiles capable of targeting medium and large ships.
"The American action violated the Chinese laws and international laws, violated the sovereignty of China, damaged regional peace, security and order," said Lu Kang, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, at that time. "China will take the necessary measures to protect the sovereignty of the state."
But truly, it seems that nothing can stop the US Navy from sailing in the South China Sea.
# SouthChinaSea, # SCS, # USSSpruance, # USSPreble, # SpratlyIslands, # USvsChin …

February 10, 2019: US Warships again Challenge claims of Beijing in the South China Sea

  • published: 11 February 2019
  • views: 11

The United States sailed two warships close to the disputed islands in the South China Sea on Sunday night, a move that will certainly bring the anger 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 conducted "to challenge excessive maritime claims and to maintain access to the waterways, as regulated by international law," "Cd Clay Doss, a spokesman for the seventh US Navy fleet, said.
"All operations are designed in accordance with international law and show that the United States will fly, sail and operate where international law permits," said DOSS, adding "that is true in the South China." Sea as in other places around the globe. "
The operation on Monday 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 forbidden sites in its territorial waters – and said it had deployed missiles capable of targeting medium and large ships.
"The American action violated the Chinese laws and international laws, violated the sovereignty of China, damaged regional peace, security and order," said Lu Kang, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, at that time. "China will take the necessary measures to protect the sovereignty of the state."
But truly, it seems that nothing can stop the US Navy from sailing in the South China Sea.
# SouthChinaSea, # SCS, # USSSpruance, # USSPreble, # SpratlyIslands, # USvsChin …