“The United States is not going to back down from its long-held principles that the world’s oceanways and international waters should be free for navigation,” said Robert O’Brien, Donald Trump’s national security adviser. Photo: AP“The United States is not going to back down from its long-held principles that the world’s oceanways and international waters should be free for navigation,” said Robert O’Brien, Donald Trump’s national security adviser. Photo: AP
“The United States is not going to back down from its long-held principles that the world’s oceanways and international waters should be free for navigation,” said Robert O’Brien, Donald Trump’s national security adviser. Photo: AP

Donald Trump’s national security adviser calls Beijing’s South China Sea claims ‘ridiculous’

  • Robert O’Brien says China’s claim to nearly the entire ocean that Southeast Asian countries claim part of has been ‘rejected by all major countries’
  • O’Brien says high-level meetings of ‘the quad’, comprising the US, Japan, Australia and India are being planned for September and October

Topic |   South China Sea
“The United States is not going to back down from its long-held principles that the world’s oceanways and international waters should be free for navigation,” said Robert O’Brien, Donald Trump’s national security adviser. Photo: AP“The United States is not going to back down from its long-held principles that the world’s oceanways and international waters should be free for navigation,” said Robert O’Brien, Donald Trump’s national security adviser. Photo: AP
“The United States is not going to back down from its long-held principles that the world’s oceanways and international waters should be free for navigation,” said Robert O’Brien, Donald Trump’s national security adviser. Photo: AP
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