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Vietnam asks China to withdraw missiles from South China Sea

By PTI
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Hanoi, May 9: Vietnam stated deployment of Chinese military equipment in South China Sea outposts seriously violates Hanoi's sovereignty, increases tension and destabilizes the regional situation. Vietnam requested China to withdraw its military equipment.

South China Sea

The comments came after CNBC reported last week that China had installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three outposts in the contested Spratly Islands, which are also claimed by Vietnam among others.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang says in a statement Vietnam has sufficient legal basis and historical evidence to affirm its sovereignty over the Spratlys and the Paracels in the South China Sea.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Friday "peaceful constructions and deployed defensive facilities" aimed to "meet the need of safeguarding national sovereignty and security, which is also the right of a sovereign state."

PTI

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