China Denies Using Weapons-Targeting Radar on Japanese Vessel

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Chinese Defense Ministry informed that its vessels did not use weapons-targeting radar on Japanese naval forces last month, calling statements made by Japanese naval authorities on the issue “irresponsible” and contributing to raised tensions among Asia’s 2 biggest economies.
Chinese vessels used radar to carefully monitor a Japanese military helicopter on the 19th of January, 2013 and to track the Japanese destroyer Yudachi on the 30th of January, 2013, and in both cases fire-control radar was not used, the ministry reported.
“The Japanese side is claiming that Chinese naval fire control radar was aimed at Japanese naval units doesn't correspond with the facts,” according to the ministry information. “Japanese government's top officials are making irresponsible remarks, talking up the ‘China threat,’ heightening a tense atmosphere and willfully misleading international public opinion.”
The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe on 6th of February, 2013 denounced what he told was China’s use of fire-control radar last month 2-times at Japanese targets in the East China Sea close to islands claimed by both countries. The accidents have undermined efforts to decrease tensions among the 2 counties and elicited calls from the US for a diplomatic solution.