The largest warship is setting sail this summer to receive training with the naval ships of the United States and India in the framework of the annual joint military exercises, "Malabar", said CNN Pentagon spokesman.
The addition of helicopter carrier "Izumo," which specializiruetsya mainly on anti-submarine missions, marks a rare manifestation of the naval forces of Japan in the context of growing tensions in Asia and underlines the intention of the administration to trump support for a joint military presence in the region. Military exercise "Malabar" will be held on a rotational basis in the Western Pacific ocean and Indian ocean, as Japan has become a regular participant since 2007.
China has already expressed its dissatisfaction with the doctrine. In December edition "Global mysteries", said that the exercises "will jeopardize peace and stability in the region."
The teachings of 2017 are taking place during the tense situation in the Asian region. North Korean rocket that fell into the waters off Japan last week sparked new fears in Tokyo that was planned by the regime of Kim Jong-UN. North Korea said the test was conducted by the military unit tasked to destroy the American military bases in Japan.
President Donald trump and Secretary of state Rex Tillerson also criticized the actions of China in the South China sea. "The construction of the Islands, and then the deployment of military assets on these Islands is akin to the seizure of Crimea by Russia. Is seizure of territories, which are claimed by others," said Tillerson at the hearing on confirmation.
Next month, trump plans to host President of China XI Jinping at a summit at his estate Mar-a-Lago in Florida, said a senior administration official on Monday. The United States also announced on Monday that it will deploy unmanned aerial vehicles to South Korea.
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