U.S. hardens stance against China's South China Sea resource claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday hardened its stance towards China's disputed claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, calling them 'completely unlawful' in a statement by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. 'Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them,' Pompeo said in a written statement.

Reuters July 14, 2020 01:11:04 IST
U.S. hardens stance against China's South China Sea resource claims

US hardens stance against Chinas South China Sea resource claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday hardened its stance towards China's disputed claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, calling them "completely unlawful" in a statement by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

"Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them," Pompeo said in a written statement.

(Reporting By Arshad Mohammed and Daphne Psaledakis)

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