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US admits only paying lip service to neutrality in South China Sea issues [Copy link] 中文

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The missile destroyer Haikou (R), missile frigate Yueyang and supply ship Qiandaohu (C) are seen during the supply at sea in Pacific Ocean, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multinational naval exercises, on June 13, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]
Delivering a keynote speech at the fifth annual South China Sea Conference held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on Tuesda ...

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"We are not neutral when it comes to adhering to international law. We will come down forcefully when it comes to following the rules. We the United States are obligated to protect US interests."

Of the above three sentences uttered by Daniel Russel, only the last sentence is true.

Whether the US would adhere to the international law or not very much depends on US national interests. Adhere to it if it coincides with US interests, and flout it if it does not. There were many examples of US flouting the international law if it did not further US interests.

The US cannot be "neutral" to international law which it has not ratified, such as UNCLOS. An international agreement which has not been ratified means it has not been approved, accepted or endorsed by the country. How can the US be "neutral" to a law which it has rejected?

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Double Standard - That's what it is all about......

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