Asia (bbabo.net) - Spotted by the United States over Latin America, another Chinese balloon is performing scientific functions and is being used for experiments. This was announced on Monday by the official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Mao Ning, reports today, February 6, TASS.
“The balloon discovered over Latin America is a civilian aircraft. It is used for experiments,” she said.
The diplomat explained that the balloon ended up over the Latin American and Caribbean region due to a serious deviation from the intended route under the influence of climatic factors and due to "limited control capabilities."
“China is a responsible country, we always strictly abide by international law,” Mao Ning concluded.
On February 3, Pentagon spokesman Patrick Ryder reported that the United States had detected a Chinese "reconnaissance probe" over Latin American territory.
Last week, a Chinese balloon was spotted over US soil. According to the Pentagon, he was engaged in "gathering important information." On February 4, US forces shot him down within United States airspace. In this regard, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken postponed his visit to China. The Chinese Foreign Ministry made a serious presentation to Washington on this matter.