US warns China, Russia against aggression in Arctic region

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(Worthy News) - The Trump administration warned China and Russia on Monday that the U.S. won’t stand for aggressive moves in the Arctic region, which is rapidly opening up to development and commerce as temperatures warm and sea ice melts.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a speech in Finland that the U.S. will compete for influence in the Arctic and counter attempts to make it the strategic preserve of any one or two nations. He said the rule of law must prevail for the Arctic to remain peaceful, and he criticized China and Russia for what he said were coercive practices that would destabilize the “high North” if allowed.

Critics were likely to seize on the speech for being short on scientific specifics, not using the phrase “climate change,” offering no ideas on mitigating its effects and focusing almost entirely on how to responsibly tap the Arctic in an era of fierce global rivalries. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “US warns China, Russia against aggression in Arctic region”

  1. OOooo. The US "warned" Russia and China. While they've been moving in on the Arctic for decades.

    Does anyone really think that Russia and/or China is afraid of the USA anymore? Trying shooting down even one of the many Russian military aircraft that (almost) daily cross over into US airspace in Alaska (and even the rest of the US coast). Try defending our borders. Or the USA could just "warn" them. What a joke. That stuff is written to fool fools.

    Neither Russia nor China is a fool.

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