US reiterates mutual defense treaty terms after China rams, tows PH ships in Ayungin


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This is AI generated summarization, which may have errors. For context, always refer to the full article. RUSTY. The BRP Sierra Madre, used as a military outpost, is marooned in Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea, March 2014. The Philippines and the US 'agreed that [China's] dangerous actions threatened regional peace and stability,' the State Department says in a readout MANILA, Philippines – The United States State Department on Tuesday, June 18 (Monday, June 17 in Washington) reaffirmed that armed attacks on Philippine armed forces and public vessels could be basis to invoke the Mutual Defense Treaty between Washington...