US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Blasts Beijing's Resource Claims in South China Sea as 'Unlawful'

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Blasts Beijing's Resource Claims in South China Sea as 'Unlawful'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has slammed Beijing’s claims to most of the South China Sea and its resources as completely “unlawful”. Pompeo added that the Asian country is trying to control the disputed waters by pursuing a “bullying” campaign.

“The United States champions a free and open Indo-Pacific. Today we are strengthening US policy in a vital, contentious part of that region – the South China Sea. We are making clear: Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful”, he said.

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