The American warship USS Dewey was only 12 nautical miles from the artificial Islands created by China in the disputed waters of the South China sea, reports Reuters with reference to anonymous sources.
This is the first encroachment in the disputed waters of the USA during the presidency of Donald trump.
After the news about the actions of the American fleet appeared in the media, Beijing announced that the United States violated the border of the territorial waters of China.
Recall, U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson has repeatedly stated that the establishment of China’s artificial Islands in disputed waters of the South China sea is invalid.
In the summer of 2016, the Tribunal in the Hague ruled that China «has no legal basis» for the ownership of part of the waters of the South China sea, claimed in the framework of the «historical rights». Beijing did not recognize the court’s decision.