PressTV-‘US preparing for major confrontation with China’

The United States military is preparing for a major military confrontation with China and Russia, an American peace activist and analyst in Washington has warned.

Brian Becker, national coordinator for the ANSWER Coalition, a US-based protest umbrella group consisting of many antiwar and civil rights organizations, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Sunday.

Becker said the United States wants China to recognize South China Sea as an American lake although it is thousands of miles away from any US territory.

On Friday, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that Washington will “compete vigorously” if China continues its actions in the South China Sea.

“China’s policy in the South China Sea stands in stark contrast to the openness our strategy promises, it calls into question China’s broader goals,” Mattis said in prepared remarks at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

Becker said, “It’s clear from James…

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