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US missile system sa Pinas ikinabahala ng Tsina

MANILA, Philippines- Inihayag ng China ang “grave concern” sa deployment ng US ng medium-range missile system sa Asia Pacific, at sinabing pinalalala nito ang tensyon sa rehiyon at nagpapaigting ng panganib ng “misjudgment and miscalculation.”

Inihayag ito ni Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Lin Jian nang kunan ng komento ang China sa mid-range capability missile system na kilala bilang Typhon na ilalagay sa Pilipinas sa gitna ng joint military exercises sa bansa.

“China noted the announcement and expresses grave concern over the move. China strongly opposes the US deploying medium-range ballistic missiles in the Asia-Pacific and strengthening forward deployment at China’s doorstep to seek unilateral military advantage,” giit ni Lin.

“The US’s move exacerbates tensions in the region and increases the risk of misjudgment and miscalculation. We urge the US to earnestly respect other countries’ security concerns, stop stoking military confrontation, stop undermining peace and stability in the region, and take concrete actions to reduce strategic risks,” dagdag ng opisyal.

Sinabi ni Lin na kailangang makita ng Pilipinas “what the US is truly after and the consequence of going along with the US on deploying MRBMs.” 

“The Philippines needs to think twice about being a cat’s paw for the US at the expense of its own security interests, and stop sliding down the wrong path,” patuloy niya.

Sa kabila nito, sinabi ni Balikatan 2024 Executive Agent Colonel Mike Logico na hindi ilulunsad ang SM6 sa pagsasanay.

“We are testing the feasibility of bringing this weapon system by air and offloading it into a secure and established place,” paliwanag ni Logico.

Inamin din niya na isinasagawa ang military exercises sa pagitan ng US at ng Pilipinas sa northern Luzon dahil sa lapit nito sa Taiwan, isang potensyal na sentro ng karahasan sa China.

“The purpose of an armed forces– why we exist– is really to prepare for war. There’s no sugarcoating it. That’s absolutely true… With or without China, let’s say for example in a parallel universe China did not exist, we would still be doing these exercises,” giit niya.

Sumang-ayon naman dito ang maritime expert na si Jay Batongbacal.

“Given the current geopolitical environment and concerns over China’s increasing aggressiveness, it’s alright, I think, to prepare for it,” wika niya.

“It shows, in case of any contingency, there’s the capability to respond. It gives assurance that anyone attempting to destabilize the region will not have an easy time. There’s a deterrence factor as well,” patuloy ni Batongbacal. RNT/SA