China accuses Canadian military plane of violating its airspace

China accuses Canadian military planes of violating its airspace

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BEIJING – China accused Canadian military aircraft violated its airspace while on a mission to monitor North Korea’s compliance with UN sanctions. Beijing will hold Ottawa responsible for further provocations.

“China urges Canada to consider the seriousness of this incident and to refrain from any adventurous or provocative actions. Otherwise, all serious consequences will be borne by the Canadian side,” the spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Foreign, Zhao Lijian, Monday (6/6). ./6), cited on the official website of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The offense to which China refers is a Canadian military patrol flight to check whether North Korea evaded or disobeyed UN sanctions last week. Canada claims that during the mission, Chinese fighter jets harassed its patrol planes. In this regard, Zhao said, China is taking legal and decisive action “in response to unprofessional maneuvers that endanger Beijing’s frontline personnel.

“UN Security Council resolutions never compel a country to deploy troops and conduct surveillance operations within the air and sea jurisdictions of another country for the purpose of identifying circumvention activities. penalties. China firmly rejects all actions that endanger China’s sovereignty and national security in the name of implementing the resolution,” Zhao said.

Beijing also reiterated its opposition to close monitoring through diplomatic communications with Canada. “Canada must respect objective facts, stop spreading misinformation and have a better understanding of the situation. It should also adopt wise and practical China policies and work for the restoration and normal development of China-Canada relations through concrete actions,” Zhao said.

Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused China of taking provocative actions against its patrol planes that were monitoring North Korea’s compliance.

“China’s actions are irresponsible and provocative, and we will continue to insist that these actions harm people, while disrespecting decisions of the United Nations,” Trudeau said Monday.

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