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U.S. Navy chief seeks more partners in freedom of navigation operations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy's top officer said on Thursday that he would like to see more international participation in freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea.

Obama says U.S. committed to freedom of navigation in Asia

MANILA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States was committed to the freedom of navigation in Asian waters, but did not directly mention the row with China over the South China Sea.

China says don't "hype up" freedom of navigation in South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - The issue of freedom of navigation in the South China Sea should not be "hyped up" or used as an excuse for provocation, China's defence minister said on Wednesday, in response to recent U.S. action in the sea.

U.S. admiral, in China, says freedom of navigation operations no threat

BEIJING (Reuters) - Freedom of navigation operations by the United States should not be viewed as a threat, U.S. Pacific Command commander Admiral Harry Harris said on Tuesday after a U.S. warship challenged China's territorial assertions in the disputed South China Sea last week.

China says South China Sea freedom of navigation 'assured'

BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Wednesday that nations should enjoy freedom of navigation in the South China Sea and promised that there would never be issues in the tense waterway.

Britain says won't compromise on freedom of navigation in Strait of Hormuz

LONDON (Reuters) - There cannot be compromise on freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz and Britain can work with the United States on its approach to the issue despite their differing views on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Monday.

Azmin: Freedom of navigation in South China Sea must remain unencumbered

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has maintained that the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea must remain unencumbered, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.

U.S. admiral sees new South China Sea freedom of navigation operations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will likely carry out new freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea soon, top U.S. commander in the Asia Pacific region, Admiral Harry Harris, said on Wednesday, without offering details.

Obama says will ensure freedom of navigation in South China Sea

HANOI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Washington would stand with partners to ensure freedom of navigation and flight in the South China Sea and, without mentioning China by name, said big nations should not bully smaller ones.

Obama in Vietnam says freedom of navigation important

HANOI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said during a visit to Vietnam on Monday it was important to maintain freedom of navigation in Asia and disputes over the South China Sea should be resolved peacefully, not by whoever "throws weight around".