Two U.S. service teams performed joint workout routines within the South China Sea on Tuesday, days after a U.S. warship sailed close to Chinese language-controlled islands within the disputed waters which have emerged as one other flashpoint in strained Sino-U.S. relations.
The Theodore Roosevelt Provider Strike Group and the Nimitz Provider Strike Group “performed a large number of workout routines geared toward rising interoperability between belongings in addition to command and management capabilities”, the U.S. Navy stated, marking the primary twin service operations within the busy waterway since July 2020.
The train comes days after China condemned the crusing of the destroyer, the united statesJohn S. McCain, close to the Chinese language-controlled Paracel Islands in what the USA calls a freedom of navigation operation – the primary such mission by the U.S. navy since President Joe Biden took workplace.
The USA has contested China’s in depth territorial claims within the area, accusing it of militarising the South China Sea and making an attempt to intimidate neighbours equivalent to Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, who’ve claims that overlap with China’s within the resource-rich space.
“We’re dedicated to making sure the lawful use of the ocean that every one nations take pleasure in beneath worldwide legislation,” Rear Admiral Jim Kirk, commander of the Nimitz Provider Strike Group, stated in an announcement.
China has been infuriated by repeated U.S. sailings close to the islands it occupies and controls within the South China Sea. China says it has irrefutable sovereignty and has accused the USA of intentionally stoking rigidity.
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