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Saturday, December 17, 2016

'UNLAWFUL': China to return seized US Navy drone, Pentagon says

The Pentagon said Saturday that China will return a U.S. Navy drone seized in the international waters of the South China Sea.  
"We have registered our objection to China's unlawful seizure, of a U.S. unmanned-underwater vehicle,” Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said. “Through direct engagement with Chinese authorities, we have secured an understanding that the Chinese will return the UUV to the United States." 
Earlier Saturday, President-elect Donald Trump got involved in the controversy with a tweet that accused the Chinese of stealing the drone and ripping “it out of water.”
He tweeted at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
Trump, a Republican, called the seizure Thursday “unpresidented,” though he needed to delete and replace the original tweet to correct the spelling of the word.
China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters - rips it out of water and takes it to China in unprecedented act.

China's seizure is being considered by some observers as one of the most significant disputes in years between the world super powers and follows Trump’s post-election victory call with the president of Taiwan.


Anonymous said...

Obama let them keep the last one.

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to the drone that was hacked into and brought down by Iraq? Maybe it was Iran,but as I recall we never got it back.

Anonymous said...

should have a self destruct button with a hour warning

Anonymous said...

obammie doesn't have the balls to confront them! Go Trump!!