The ministry said in a statement that the wind had limited the balloon’s operational capacity and it had strayed far from its planned route. He said China regrets the unintentional entry of its balloon into US airspace.
China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the balloon suspected by the United States of surveillance has a civilian purpose and is mainly used for meteorological research. The ministry said in a statement that the wind had limited the balloon’s operational capacity and it had strayed far from its planned route. He said China regrets the unintentional entry of its balloon into US airspace.
Earlier, China said it was investigating reports of its balloon flying into US airspace. Appealing for calm on the issue, he said he “had no intention of violating the jurisdiction and airspace of any sovereign country.” The visit to Beijing next week will continue as scheduled. She said politicians and the public should not make decisions before they have a clear understanding of the facts about the spy balloon news.
Blinken to visit China in an effort to ease tensions over trade, Taiwan, human rights and China’s claims in the South China Sea. He will be the top official in the Biden administration. Mao told a regular press conference: “China is a responsible country and has always strictly followed international rules, and China has no intention of violating any sovereign country’s jurisdiction and airspace.” Regarding the balloon, as I just said, we are investigating and finding out the situation. I hope that both sides together can deal with this peacefully and carefully.
“In regards to Blinken’s trip to China, I have no information,” he said. A senior US defense official told reporters that Washington was “very, very sure” it was China. It was a balloon The official said on condition of anonymity that the locations where the balloon was seen included Montana, where the country has three nuclear missile launch sites. brigade Patrick Ryder, said the balloon is currently flying at an altitude higher than commercial air traffic and does not pose a hazard to people on the ground.
Ryder said similar activity has been observed in recent years and that the government has taken steps to ensure sensitive information is not stolen. According to a senior administration official, President Biden was briefed and asked to present alternatives to the military. Defense Minister Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Miley advised against taking action due to the risk to the safety of people on the ground. Biden accepted this recommendation. The defense official said that the US spoke with Chinese officials through various channels and explained the seriousness of the matter.
Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.