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Solomon Islands bans US ships from docking

Roughly three months after the controversial security agreement with China was signed, the Solomon Islands have begun to show growing rejection of US naval vessels. After a US Coast Guard vessel had been denied entry last week, authorities in the Pacific island nation now imposed a complete halt to naval visits. “We have requested our partners to give us time to review, and put in place our new processes, before sending further requests for military vessels to enter the country,” Prime Minister Manesseh Sogavare said in a statement.

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