Global Crisis: China To Return US Underwater Drone Seized In International Water. Read On Pentagon's Different Reaction
An underwater drone seized by China will be returned back to the United States. The tension between Chinese Government and Donald Trump is growing, and this incident is fueling the situation.
There is a global crisis intensifying with the US-China Relation. People are in suspension that China is starting to infer their signal for a global crisis if Donald Trump continues with his undiplomatic behavior. Trump's action and use of words are described by China as "hyped up".
"We have registered our objection to China's unlawful seizure of a US unmanned underwater drone operating in international waters in the South China Sea," in a statement by Spokesman Peter Cook from Pentagon. He added, "Through direct engagement with Chinese authorities, we have secured an understanding that the Chinese will return the UUV to the United States."
Donald Trump adversely reacted on his Twitter posting, "China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters, rips it out of the water and takes it to China in an unprecedented act." There is no clear indication if the Chinese Government is offended with this remark but Trump added that China can keep the underwater drone.
The underwater drone got seized in an international water. Located at least 50 nautical miles from Subic Bay in the Philippines. China is along these waters as they are also having territorial disputes with the Philippines in the South China Sea.
Two underwater drones cruised over this water for a research but one of it were taken by the Chinese Naval crew aboard a small boat. In response, the American force communicated with China indicating that the drone is a property of the United States, they got no response on the matter.
US official also explained that the vehicle cruising in the seas are not for espionage purposes but an underwater drone that measures the condition of the ocean. As of writing, there are no updates on the details on how this vehicle will be returned but Pentagon assured that there is no tension between both countries.