Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam opposes all activities that violate its sovereignty as well as militarise and threaten peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea.

The statement was made on December 16 by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh while answering reporters’ question on Vietnam’s response to new satellite images of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) which show that China appears to have installed weapons on seven geographic features in the East Sea.

“Vietnam is extremely worried about this imagery,” he stressed, affirming the country has sufficient legal foundation and historical evidence proving its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa  (Spratly) archipelagoes.-VNA