8/11, 8:09 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Zakharova: UK should summon US, not Chinese ambassador

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that the United Kingdom should blame the United States, not China, for the Taiwan tensions and should have summoned the US ambassador instead of the Chinese envoy.

"The head of the British Foreign Office is not able to understand herself. I will explain: China has repeatedly warned Washington that it will take retaliatory measures if [US House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi's visit takes place. If anyone is to be called to the British Foreign Office, it should be the US ambassador," Zakharova stated in a Telegram post.

On Wednesday, UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss summoned Chinese Ambassador Zheng Zeguang, asking him to "explain his country's actions." Beijing conducted military drills around Taiwan after Pelosi refused to cancel her trip to the island despite China's warnings. The White House insisted it respects the one-China principle but that Pelosi had a right to visit the island.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / NP