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The Pentagon: American destroyer visited the disputed islands in the South China Sea, taking advantage of the "right of peaceful passage"

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The crew of the US Navy destroyer “used the right of peaceful passage and sailed past the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea,” said Pentagon spokesman Bill Urban in response to a protest by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.


The Pentagon: American destroyer visited the disputed islands in the South China Sea, taking advantage of the "right of peaceful passage"


“This operation demonstrates that, as President (US Barack) Obama said, the United States will continue to fly, swim and act wherever international law allows. This applies to both the South China Sea and other places around the world. The ship used the right of peaceful passage and the principle of freedom of navigation ", - quotes the statement TASS.

Urban also noted that the destroyer "at that time did not participate in military exercises."

The Washington Post newspaper reminds that “a peaceful passage in navigation means the vessel’s navigation through the territorial sea in order to enter or leave the port, as well as to cross the territorial waters without stopping”.

According to the newspaper, after the entrance to the South China Sea, the destroyer escorted the 3 of the PRC naval vessel, in addition, the 3 of the Chinese fighter was lifted into the air.

On Tuesday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry protested. “An American ship without official permission illegally invaded the territorial waters of the PRC into the waters of the South China Sea. Such actions pose a threat to security and stability in the region, ”the statement said.
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  1. Andrey160479
    Andrey160479 11 May 2016 16: 12
    +4
    They have an excuse for everything.
    1. CORNET
      CORNET 11 May 2016 16: 30
      +2
      The United States will continue to fly, swim and act wherever international law allows

      It's time to add to the right "Where Russia allows .."
      Near our borders already calmly and insolently you will not swim and you will not fly!
      1. cniza
        cniza 11 May 2016 16: 36
        +3
        The United States is fueling the situation, they need another enemy to hysteria and increase spending on defense.
        1. Major Yurik
          Major Yurik 11 May 2016 16: 50
          +3
          Quote: cniza
          The United States is fueling the situation, they need another enemy to hysteria and increase spending on defense.


          Pralna, and they even scooped up a small gopot, they look like daddy's fingers are oppressing, such as authority they support! Like children, by golly! negative
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    1. Thrall
      Thrall 11 May 2016 16: 20
      +2
      as President (US Barack) Obama said, the United States will continue to fly, to swim and act wherever international law allows.

      the keyword is "to swim", and I just want to add "don't sink" and "panic" smile
    2. CORNET
      CORNET 11 May 2016 16: 32
      +3
      Quote: salat
      But narrow-eyed, after all, are ideological psychos;

      Don’t know, the Chinese are still afraid ... They don’t have combat experience yet!
  3. Yarik76
    Yarik76 11 May 2016 16: 13
    0
    Mattresses provoke, do not hell to do there!
  4. Stalker.1977
    Stalker.1977 11 May 2016 16: 13
    -1
    Yes, they don’t give a damn about international law, no matter how many protests you’re making, it’s time to drown the bastards so that you think 10 times where to swim.
  5. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 11 May 2016 16: 16
    +2
    Could and fly over him like ours over Cook. Get used to and will not be offended.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 11 May 2016 16: 35
      0
      Quote: Alexander 3
      Could fly over him like ours over Cook.

      A poor read below the heading?

      According to the newspaper, after the entrance to the South China Sea, the destroyer escorted the 3 of the PRC naval vessel, in addition, the 3 of the Chinese fighter was lifted into the air.
      1. techie
        techie 12 May 2016 05: 56
        0
        A weak comment on your article, and not cling to other people's comments. If the Chinese flew exactly like ours over Cook, the reaction of the Americans was much more frisky
    2. GSH-18
      GSH-18 12 May 2016 00: 11
      0
      Quote: Alexander 3
      Could and fly over him like ours over Cook. Get used to and will not be offended.

      The Chinese people do not have such bells and whistles as we do ("Khibiny", etc.). It remains to scare the amount lol
  6. Observer2014
    Observer2014 11 May 2016 16: 19
    +2
    The Pentagon: American destroyer visited the disputed islands in the South China Sea, taking advantage of the "right of peaceful passage"
    Just like a joke.
    A man comes home from work, and at home his wife and a hefty lover are floundering in pastels. The man seemed to want to rock the boat. And the lover got out of the man’s bed by the ear and into the kitchen. And he tells the man to look beyond the kitchen threshold, you’ll kill him. And he went into the bedroom. Here’s the lover. with his wife floundering further from the kitchen laugh. The lover could not resist and go to the kitchen to the peasant. "What are you laughing at?" And the man says smiling. "While you were floundering there, I have already crossed the threshold four times."
  7. Ren
    Ren 11 May 2016 16: 20
    0
    Is it possible for Kuznetsov in the Gulf of Mexico?
    1. Pyokhar
      Pyokhar 11 May 2016 16: 22
      +2
      It’s possible, now everything is possible for us.
  8. Yak-15
    Yak-15 11 May 2016 16: 25
    +1
    Not long you Yankees filthy swim and fly. Fly off and sail off.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 11 May 2016 16: 37
      +4
      Quote: YAK-15
      Not long you Yankees filthy swim and fly. Fly off and sail off.

      Well, since you personally got down to business, I have no doubt about it. Only you harder to groan them in your comments that sailors on aircraft carriers jumped overboard from fear.
  9. bad
    bad 11 May 2016 16: 27
    0
    The Pentagon: American destroyer visited the disputed islands in the South China Sea, taking advantage of the "right of peaceful passage"
    ..and who prevents the Ketais from throwing water around the mines? recourse ..right ... they can, but they don’t want to, and they’ve got the flag in their hands .. they’ll manage without a drum, they haven’t grown yet .. laughing
  10. Prisoner
    Prisoner 11 May 2016 16: 38
    +1
    And that the Chinese had no one to fly around the arrogant trough? Something of hysteria among the Yankees is not observed. winked
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  12. Ros 56
    Ros 56 11 May 2016 16: 52
    0
    And where are our Su-24s, it seems they were in the Kuril Islands.
  13. Valter1364
    Valter1364 11 May 2016 17: 00
    0
    The devils are striped! They are out the door, and they are out the window! stop
  14. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 11 May 2016 17: 06
    +3
    In 1974, there was a fierce naval battle between the Chinese and Vietnamese ships for the controversial Paracel Islands. Then the Chinese used their 4 latest missile boats and won. And then the South Vietnamese command asked for support to the command of the 7th US fleet, but received renouncement. The Americans motivated their non-intervention by the reluctance to escalate the conflict, pointing to the approach to the Paracel Islands new Chinese missile ships, as well as two submarines and MiG-21 fighters from the base on Hainan Island.Here and now the Americans in every possible way demonstrate military support to the allies, but judging by the response of the PRC (they intercepted the American by 3 watchdogs and 3 fighters) they are not going to retreat, but on the contrary strengthen the fleet and support and are not afraid to aggravate. So far I see that in The SKM is not very calm. The allies are even more closely tied to the United States, and the PRC is becoming closely within the borders of its military-political influence.
  15. cobalt
    cobalt 11 May 2016 17: 15
    +2
    Xinhua report: "Yesterday, near the Spratly Islands, I stumbled upon a reef and sank an American destroyer. The team of the Chinese reef was presented with government awards." laughing
  16. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 11 May 2016 17: 41
    +3
    The gendarmes of the planet are being "shocked". Oh, and it is a shame for the Americans that their hegemony is ending, it's time to wake up. Folk wisdom says: "You can't take a tit and a pussy in one hand." This misunderstanding the American wanted to do this? Let them try a simultaneous confrontation with Russia and China. They will masturbate their destiny.