The United States approached the accident of the US Navy nuclear-powered submarine irresponsibly, the spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on 11 October, APA reports.
"China has previously expressed serious concern about the collision. After the incident, it took the USA five days to make an evasive statement. Such irresponsible and secretive approach has raised even more suspicion amid the international community about the USA's intentions and details of the accident," the spokesperson said.
Zhao then stressed that "the United States must show responsibility and provide a detailed explanation of this incident as soon as possible."
In particular, China wants to know where exactly the accident happened, what kind of collision it was, whether the marine environment was harmed, and whether the accident would affect the safety of marine navigation and fishing in the area where it occurred.