US Navy Vessels Return to Navigate the Strategic Strait of Taiwan

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It is the fourth time in recent months that US ships pass through the strait.

A destroyer and a cargo ship of the US Navy crossed the strategic Straits of Taiwan on Monday in a trip that threatens to increase tensions with China.

“The USS Stethem (DDG 63) and the USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE-14) made a routine transit in the Taiwan Strait on February 25 in accordance with international law. from Taiwan demonstrates the commitment of the United States to a free and open Indo-Pacific, “said spokesman for the US Pacific Fleet, Tim Gorman, quoted by  USNI News , a news portal of the US Naval Institute.

According to the spokesman, the Navy of the North American country “will continue flying, navigating and operating in any place that international law allows”. It is the fourth time in the last five months that US ships have been navigating the strait.

US Navy Vessels Return to Navigate the Strategic Strait of Taiwan

Although US vessels They navigated through the strait that separates mainland China from its separatist province under the international law that allows the direct passage of ships without carrying out military exercises, Peking insists that warships of other countries ask for permission and notify in advance to the Chinese authorities on the transit through their territorial waters.

Source: ActualidadRT