US President Donald Trump believes that China’s “aggressive stance” against India and other countries in the region confirms the “true nature” of the ruling Communist Party of China, according to his spokesperson. The armies of India and China have been locked in a bitter standoff at multiple locations in eastern Ladakh for the last seven weeks, and the tension escalated after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent clash in Galwan Valley on June 15.
Amid the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the US was “closely monitoring” the current situation and supports a peaceful resolution to the border crisis.
“With regard to India and China, we are closely monitoring the situation. He (the president) is as well. And he said that China’s aggressive stance along the India China border fits with the larger pattern of Chinese aggression and other parts of the world and these actions only confirmed the true nature of the Chinese Communist Party,� she told reporters during her news conference on Wednesday.
Both India and China have expressed a desire to de-escalate and the United States supports a peaceful resolution of the current situation, McEnany said. Earlier, during a Congressional hearing, US lawmakers expressed concern over the aggressive Chinese actions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).