US: Halt land reclamation in South China Sea


MANILA, Philippines – US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Wednesday, May 27, called for a halt on all land reclamation in the South China Sea.

“We want a peaceful resolution of all disputes, and an immediate and lasting halt to land reclamation by any claimant. We also oppose any further militarization of disputed features,” Carter said on Wednesday, May 27 (Thursday in Manila).

“Second, and there should be no mistake about this, the United States will fly, sail, and operate wherever international law allows, as we do all around the world,” he added.

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