Trump has described as “unprecedented” seizure of China underwater drone USA
The US President-elect Donald trump declared that the seizure by China of an underwater US drone in the South China sea is “an unprecedented act”. This opinion he expressed on his Twitter page.
“China steals from the US Navy research drone in international waters — raises from the water and takes in China. In an unprecedented act,” he wrote.
China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters – rips it out of water and takes it to China in an unprecedented act.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 17, 2016
That China has seized underwater US drone in the South China sea, it became known yesterday, December 16. As reported by Reuters, citing a source in the Pentagon, the incident occurred on Northwest from the base of Subic Bay (Subic Bay) in the Philippines, when the research ship USA Bowditch was preparing to pick up the drone.
See alsothe Pentagon demanded that China return the drone
According to the source CNN, the ship stopped to pick up two drone. At this point, with the Chinese ship that followed Bowditch, lowered a small boat, and her crew captured one of the drones, said the interlocutor of the channel.
The Pentagon demanded that China return the unmanned underwater vessel. China’s foreign Ministry, in turn, said that the leadership of the two countries negotiating to resolve this problem.
“China and the US use military channels in order to adequately address the problem,” reads the statement of the Chinese foreign Ministry.