The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution demanding China “take immediate steps to protect all persons, including political opponents and activists, who oppose the policies and actions of the Trump administration and its supporters.”
Trump, the resolution said, “is using the Security Council to advance his extreme nationalist and populist agenda, with the sole purpose of destroying China and all of the peoples of the region.”
China’s Foreign Ministry, in a statement late Tuesday, called the resolution “ridiculous and illogical.”
The statement also said the U.K. has “a long history of making unilateral threats” and said that the U: “should respect its commitments.”
The U.R.N.’s Security Council also adopted a similar resolution calling on China to “stop its unlawful, unlawful and aggressive activities in the South China Sea.”
China and the U, which both claim most of the South and East China seas, have been at odds over their respective claims.
China has long been accused of building artificial islands and reefs in the contested waters to claim ownership over the water.
U.A.E. officials say China is illegally constructing artificial islands.
The resolution adopted Tuesday calls for “strong and consistent international sanctions” against Beijing for “its reckless and illegal actions in the waters and on the land of the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Brunei Darussalam.”
China has said the resolution is a “serious provocation” that threatens its sovereignty and security and calls on Washington to immediately halt its “illegal activities.”