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Philippine ambassador raises spectre of nuclear war with China

Philippine ambassador raises spectre of nuclear war with China
While Washington and its allies denounce Chinese “provocations,” US imperialism has been instrumental in transforming the South China Sea into a dangerous flashpoint for war with China.

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Philippine Ambassador to Washington warns of US-led nuclear war against China over disputed shoal

The Philippine ambassador to Washington, Jose Manuel Romualdez, has issued a warning about the possibility of a US-led nuclear war against China as tensions escalate over the disputed Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea. Romualdez expressed concerns about the danger of weapons of mass destruction and the potential for a major conflict that could engulf the entire Asian region. He also referred to the crisis as more dangerous than the situation in the Taiwan Strait.

The warning comes as clashes between Chinese coast guard ships and Philippine vessels have intensified in recent months over the Sierra Madre, a Philippine hulk grounded on the tiny reef and manned by Philippine troops. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has also warned that the killing of a Filipino in clashes near the shoal would cross a “red line.”

The US has warned Beijing that the 1951 US-Philippine Mutual Defense Treaty applies to the Sierra Madre and its crew. US deputy secretary of state Kurt Campbell declared that the crisis over the Second Thomas Shoal was caused by one of many Chinese provocations that could “spark conflicts that would devastate the global economy.”

The current confrontation around the Second Thomas Shoal takes place amid intensifying geo-political tensions fueled by the US-NATO war against Russia in Ukraine, US backing for Israel’s genocidal war in the Middle East, and the Biden administration’s escalating economic war against China.

The warning from the Philippine ambassador underscores the growing tensions in the region and the potential for a catastrophic war throughout Asia and internationally. The US has been instrumental in transforming the South China Sea into a dangerous flashpoint for war with China, and the situation remains highly volatile.

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