China steps up presence in the Gulf citing ‘Western Piracy’

Sep 26 Christine Graham  
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China has once again increased its presence in the Gulf in a show of solidarity with the Republic of Iran, this time sending what has been reported as a full battle group into the area. Local news reports have stated that this Battle Group is exercising ‘Rights of Navigation’ and any US or other coalition forces that attempt to stop or restrict its passage will be fired on.

Wu LowPing the Chinese commander recently appointed to the region also issued a statement warning US forces to remain at least 50nm from his fleet or ‘Face the consequences’.

This escalation appears to be in light of the recent attack on their landing force sent into the region only a few weeks ago.

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