Axar.az
UP
22 February 2018


China rejects US allegations of aircraft intercept

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Chinese Ministry of National Defense refuted allegations of the US Pacific Air Forces of having "unprofessionally" intercepted a US reconnaissance aircraft over the Yellow Sea, the ministry’s spokesman Wu Qian said on Saturday.

Axar.az reports citing Sputnik news.

Previously, the US Air Force’s Pacific Air Forces said that on May 17, two Chinese Su-35 aircraft intercepted a US WC-135 reconnaissance plane collecting radiation samples over the Yellow Sea. According to the US military, the intercept was "unprofessional" due to the "speeds and proximity" of both Chinese planes.

"The relevant action was professional and safe," Wu said in a statement, adding that "the US account did not accord with the facts" and stressing that the Chinese planes followed the laws and regulations to identify and verify the US aircraft.

"We hope that the US side stops relevant reconnaissance activities, to avoid this kind of incident happening again," Wu said, stressing that the reconnaissance activities carried out by the US military aircraft are cause military security issues between the countries.

The WC-135 reconnaissance plane is a modified Boeing C-135 aircraft, with its primary task being to track down radioactive debris and collect radiation samples in the atmosphere after detonation of a nuclear device.

Date
2017.05.20 / 14:58
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

Britain wants to discuss length of Brexit transition with EU

Ex-Georgian leader banned entry to Ukraine till 2021

Germany backs resolution of Macedonia name row: Merkel

French Interior Minister Presents new law on Immigration

US: students rally in Florida to stop school shootings

Norway interested in maintaining cooperation with Russia

Rouhani urges Saudi Arabia and allies to stop “Blame Game”

Germany calls for end to ‘massacre’ in Eastern Ghouta

Mueller indictment in 'Russiagate' scandal reeks

Kiev court interrupts questioning of Poroshenko

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla