China slams US claim lasers used to blind pilots in Djibouti

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/5/4 16:58:39

China dismissed US accusations that its lasers in Djibouti were blinding US pilots, saying the claim is "completely out of line with the facts."

China has dismissed the false accusations through official channels, China's defense ministry said in a statement on Friday.

After careful checks, China has made it clear to the US that the accusation is completely out of line with the facts, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said at a daily briefing on Friday.

China always strictly abides by international laws and is committed to safeguarding regional security and stability, said the defense ministry.

The comments come after the Pentagon on Thursday accused Chinese nationals of pointing lasers at US military aircraft near Djibouti on a number of occasions in recent weeks, Reuters reported. An unnamed US official said that in one incident last month, two pilots suffered minor eye injuries, Reuters reported.

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