China admits the hot air balloon that flew over the US is part of it

China admits the hot air balloon that flew over the US is part of it

“The airship is from China. It is a civilian airship that cFor research purposesmainly meteorological,” the foreign ministry of the Asian giant clarified in a statement.

According to the statement, the aircraft “deviated sharply from its intended course” due to “westerly winds and a limited ability to self-steer“.

The State Department in its publication “regrets the inadvertent entry” of the airship into US airspace and confirms that it will “continue to communicate” with the US, in addition to ensuring that it will deal with “this unexpected situation caused by force majeure .”

Earlier this Friday the spokeswoman for Foreign Affairs mao ning He stated at a press conference that Beijing “verified the information that a spy balloon flew over the United States,” though he stressed at the time that “China has no intention of taking territory or airspace of a sovereign state“.

Pentagon spokesman Pat Ryder, He claimed in a statement that the US is “closely following” the movements of the world.

Source: El heraldo

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