İlknur Şebnem Öztemel-TDO- 31.05.2017 John McCain verbally attacked USA’s two significant neighbors Russia and China in a day. During his visit to Sydney, Republican Senator McCain said China is behaving like a "bully" as it militarizes islands in the South China Sea and this must be confronted by Washington and its allies including Australia. Additionally, he argued that Putin is the most dangerous threat in world politics even more than Deash.
Also, he stated "I think it is very clear that the Chinese by filling in these islands are militarizing them and that is in violation of international law”.
McCain's comments may lead confrontation between the United States and China just days before delegates from both countries are scheduled to attend a regional security conference in Singapore.
It is alleged that Beijing added more than 3,200 acres (1,300 hectares) of land on seven features in the South China Sea over the past three years, building runways, ports, aircraft hangars and communications equipment. In order to counter Chinese ‘’aggression’’, US conducted so-called freedom-of-navigation exercises, the most recent of which was conducted by a U.S navy warship near Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands. At the same time, U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to have China's cooperation to rein North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
Moreover, he told to Australian ABC TV Channel that Russian President Vladimir Putin imposes more threat to World peace than Deash. He said ‘’ I believe Putin is the most important, the prior threat even more than Deash’’. He added that he hopes Senate to impose additional sanctions against Russia after the break.
Furthermore, he stated that even though there is no proof of Russian success to interfere to the American presidential elections, it is obvious that Russians tried to change the result of some elections including the latest French presidential elections’’.