China can keep US underwater drone it seized, says Donald Trump

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Donald Trump over US drone seized by China
Donald Trump over US drone seized by China

Washington : US President elect Donald Trump on Sunday took a jibe on China and said United States of America should allow China to keep the Navy's unmanned underwater drone.

His remarks came after Beijing agreed to return in an appropriate manner the device it had seized in the disputed South China Sea.

"We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back - let them keep it!" Trump tweeted, hours after Pentagon announced it had reached an understanding with China for the return of the drone.

The pentagon had alleged that China has unlawfully seized its drone on December 15. The US then filed a formal diplomatic complaint and demanded the drone back.

China, however, rejected all claims by US and alleged them of making a fuss over the seizure of its underwater drone and said it will return the device in an "appropriate manner".

Trump's latest tweet was the second time the President-elect blasted China for the seizure.

Earlier, he accused China of stealing American drone.

"China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters - rips it out of water and takes it to China in unpresidented (sic) act," Trump tweeted.