US calls for peaceful resolution of disputes in Pacific region



Washington: The White House today called for peaceful resolution of disputes in the Asia-Pacific region besides maintaining that US is constantly monitoring the situation in the region.

The White House said that it is "monitoring regularly and engaging with our allies in the region" when asked about two incidents in the Asia pacific region - one involving a Japanese and a Chinese boat and the Russian incursion into the Japanese airspace.

"We've spoken about the need for peaceful resolution of these disputes in general - And I'm not referring to any specific one.

"But it's something that we're very focused on because we have an important role to play as a Pacific power and, therefore, we're very engaged in it," the White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters during a press gaggle.

PTI