Pompeo has accused China of aggression in the border with India
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has accused China of aggression in connection with the incident on the border of India, urged the world to join efforts to "significant" response to Beijing's policy.
"The Chinese have taken incredibly aggressive steps, and the Indians did everything they could to answer it," Pompeo said at a press conference on Wednesday.
He reported that he had discussed the incident with the foreign Minister of India several times.
According to him, "the opposite of what the world should unite today is the increasing revisionist efforts, which involved Chinese Communist party".
"I think with what happened with the spread of the virus from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the world saw the true color of the Chinese Communist party, and I am convinced more than ever that the free peoples of the world will come to understand the threat it poses not only to China itself, but also importantly, to understanding what the impact of President XI (Jinping) is detrimental to the free and democracy-loving peoples of the world," said Pompeo.
"I am confident that the world will unite to repel the strong and significant," said U.S. Secretary of state.
He recalled that the US and the EU in the near future intend to start the dialogue to discuss the "Chinese threat", but did not result in a specific timeframe.
Between China and India has a long-standing territorial dispute about the ownership of the plot of the mountainous area in the North of Kashmir, and almost 60 thousand square kilometres in the North-Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The line of actual control, replacing in this region the border between the countries is in the region of Ladakh. In the fall of 1962, the dispute escalated into a border war. In 1993 and 1996, China and India signed the agreement on maintaining peace in the disputed areas.
The aggravation of the situation in the region began in early may when a series of military conflicts between the two countries in the area of high-altitude lake Pangong TSO. Then India and China started strengthening the forces in Ladakh at the line of actual control. A new round of tensions began after a fight the military of the two countries in the valley of Galvan in Ladakh on the evening of 15 June. According to the official new Delhi, in the incident from the Indian side killed 20 soldiers. Information on the numbers of killed and wounded on the Chinese side was not made public.