The United States sent the destroyer Lassen in 12-mile zone of artificial Islands China - expected U.S. warship in the process of patrolling will take place between 2 of them.
Beijing urged Washington to refrain from rash acts and not to stimulate tensions in the South China sea.
American destroyer Lassen went on a mission to patrol in the South China sea near the Spratly archipelago, where the artificial island of China. The ship, accompanied by reconnaissance aircraft P-8A, according to the intention of the command, obliged to pass between 2 of them. A military ship has passed the Islands and the sub Mischif. It is expected that he will remain in the area for a few hours.
"We currently check the appropriate information. If it corresponds to reality, we urge the American side to consider their own next steps, not to take reckless action and not to create an incident on an empty place", - quotes RIA Novosti Minister of foreign Affairs of China Wang I.
With the proposal to refrain from provocations were made by the representative of the PRC Embassy in Washington Zhou Haichuang. "Freedom of navigation and overflight should not be used as a justification for flexing and undermine the sovereignty and security of other States", - he stressed. "The United States should refrain from provocative words and actions and to work responsibly in maintaining regional peace and stability", - the diplomat added.
In connection with the visit by the American warship in the 12-mile zone of artificial Islands in China, in close contact with each other are Washington and Tokyo. "Scientific information exchange", is approved by the Secretary General of the office of Ministers of Japan acehide Suga. However, he refrained from commenting on "every action" of the Armed forces of the United States.
South China sea is considered to be a problematic point of departure for the PRC. There power is still disagreement on the definition of borders with Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines. In the other regions of similar difficulties are formed inter alia with Japan and South Korea. The United States in the past objected to China's construction of artificial Islands and attempts to extend sovereignty over their 12-mile zone. Concern about the actions of China in the region was several times announced and Japan.
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