December 20, 2016 / 7:49 AM / 2 years ago

China says U.S. criticism of drone issue is unreasonable

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that U.S. criticism of the drone issue is unreasonable, after China returned an underwater U.S. drone taken by a Chinese naval vessel last week in the South China Sea.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comments at a daily news briefing in Beijing, adding she had not seen a Pentagon statement saying the drone was “unlawfully seized”.

The Chinese Defence Ministry confirmed the handover in an earlier statement.

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Jake Spring; Editing by Michael Perry

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