The US military has confirmed that two of its warships sailed near islands
claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea on Monday.
Malacaaang said on Wednesday it would consider Chinese presence near islands
occupied by Filipinos an assault on Philippine sovereignty.
The presence of large numbers of Chinese vessels near islands
and islets occupied by the Philippines is 'a concern,' a senior US defense official said on Friday.
Last September another British warship, HMS Albion, sailed near islands
claimed by China in an effort to demonstrate that the UK does not recognise claims beyond the internationally agreed 12-mile limit.
warships sailed near islands
claimed by China in the South China Sea on Monday, a U.S.
Following a fishing dispute near islands
claimed by both China and Japan, China cut off all exports of rare earths to Japanese companies for two months.
Navy destroyer sailed near islands
claimed by China, saying it resolutely opposed an operation that it called a threat to its sovereignty.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- China expressed anger on Tuesday after a US Navy destroyer sailed near islands
it claims in the disputed South China Sea, calling the operation a threat to its sovereignty.
The US regularly sends its ships to the sea, claiming freedom of navigation, and sends its planes flying near islands
which China has built out of rocky islets.
The epicenter was west of Attu, the westernmost and largest island in the Near Islands
group of Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands.
The Aleutians encompass approximately 300 volcanic islands that are divided into five island groups (from east to west): Fox Islands, Islands of Four Mountains, Andreanof Islands, Rat Islands, and Near Islands
. Additionally, St.
Earlier, the US Navy said that a likely conflict in Asia would likely be fought in the South China Sea and would be fought in littoral waters or close to the shorelines such as near islands