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China Slams ‘Selfish’ US Submarine South Korea Visit – SCMP

The nuclear submarine announcement came after Seoul and Washington reaffirmed their ‘nuclear umbrella’ to counter threats from Pyongyang

The guided missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) pulls into the Bay of Naples, Italy in this file photo taken in the Mediterranean Sea on March 4, 2011 and released to Reuters on March 19, 2011 REUTERS/Daniel Viramontes/U.S. Navy photo/Handout
The guided missile submarine USS Florida in the Bay of Naples, Italy, in this file photo taken in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Reuters


China has slammed a US plan to send a nuclear ballistic missile submarine to South Korea, claiming it puts “regional security at risk”, the South China Morning Post reported.

Beijing’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said the move, which will see a US nuclear-armed submarine visit the country for the first time in more than 40 years, was motivated by “selfish geopolitical interests” and was an “excuse to create tension”, the report went on.

Read the full story: The South China Morning Post


  • By Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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