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US demands of China to return underwater drone

WASHINGTON: United States has demanded of the China to return the underwater drone which was allegedly seized by a Chinese warship in south China Sea.

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement that a Chinese Navy warship seized an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) from waters near a US oceanographic vessel. The statement said that China should comply with all of its obligations under international law.

The officials said that USNS was sailing about 100 miles off the Philippine port at Subic Bay when the incident happened.

He said that the UUV was used to test the salinity and temperatures to help in the mapping of underwater channels.