“We should tell China that we don’t need the stolen drone. Let leave it at home,” wrote trump on his twitter page.
Earlier, the US President-elect has called the seizure of the Chinese American research unit a “theft” and described the incident as “an unprecedented act”.
On Sunday evening in Beijing, said that he held talks with U.S. authorities and agreed to return the captured near the Philippines underwater drone. In a statement, the Chinese defense Ministry stated that a Chinese warship has detected “unspecified equipment” and checked it, “to prevent problems related to navigational safety.” While in Beijing expressed regret over the fact that the American side had “hyped” the incident that did not contribute to the “smooth resolution of the problem.”
About the capture of the drone before said Pentagon sources. The source told Reuters that the incident occurred on Northwest from the base of Subic Bay (Subic Bay) in the Philippines when the American survey ship Bowditch was preparing to pick up the drone.
Source CNN, in turn, said that Bowditch had stopped to pick up two unmanned, but at this point with the Chinese ship that chased Bowditch, was lowered a small boat and her crew captured one of the drones.
A source of Reuters said, China through diplomatic channels was filed. Later, the Pentagon demanded the immediate return of the seized machine.