|Foreign Ministry's spokesman Le Hai Binh. — File Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — Taiwan's move to allow live shooting on Ba Binh island, part of Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, was a serious violation of Viet Nam's territorial sovereignty, Foreign Ministry's spokesman Le Hai Binh said yesterday.
Binh said the shooting threatened peace, stability, maritime security and safety, and further complicated the East Sea issue.
The statement was made in response to reporters' questions on Viet Nam's position on firing from November 3-4.
Viet Nam firmly opposed the action and demanded that Taiwan immediately put an end to it, he said, adding that Viet Nam had sufficient legal and historical evidence to prove its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa archipelagos. — VNS