China against US criticisms on the Southern Sea
Beijing, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) China responded with a firm rejection the accusations made by US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, concerning the Southern Sea, after describing them as 'distorting', 'unjustified' and destined to sow discord in the region.
An official statement also denounced that the head of diplomacy of the United States ignores with his statements the efforts of Beijing and the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to preserve peace and stability in the maritime space.
As indicated, Pompeo thus violates the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), exaggerates the situation in the area and tries to sow discord between China and other countries with coasts in said sea.
The text highlighted China's territorial sovereignty, rights and interests over the Southern Sea.
It also revalidated the country's commitment to solve disputes through negotiated channels and consultations with the states involved, manage differences through rules and mechanisms, and promote cooperation that benefits all parties.
The statement deplored that the United States intervene with its commitment to demonstrate strength, generate tension and incite confrontation in the area under the alleged argument of preserving stability.
Among other issues, the document urges the United States to 'sincerely honor their commitment not to take sides on the issue of territorial sovereignty, respect the efforts of regional countries for a peaceful and stable South China Sea and end their attempts to disturb and sabotage peace and stability.'
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