Donald Trump refuse to take drone from China
President-elect Donald Trump refuse to take drone from China, that seized in international waters after the Communist country agreed to return it. Trump said on twitter on Saturday night that “we should tell China that we do not want drone they stole back – let them keep it.”
The drone was taken on Thursday 15th December 2016, in the South China and after the Pentagon said that it had secured the agreement through direct engagement with Chinese authorities.
Before China’s defense ministry announced it was returning the US Navy Ocean Glider Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, Trump accused China of stealing the unmanned vehicle, calling the move “unprecedented.”
The Pentagon said that drone was taken approximately 50 nautical miles northwest of Subic Bay in the Philippines. It was one of two vehicles conducting what was called a routine survey and were stopped while awaiting recovery by a US ship.
In the statement of Chinese defense ministry said that it was returning the drone does not mention Trump, but it has been contact with the United States. China said they express regret over this matter, but accused the US “hyping up” the issue.