The United States detected another china spy balloon that is flying over Latin America, the Pentagon reported this Friday.
“We are seeing information from a balloon that is flying over Latin America. We now assess that it is another Chinese surveillance balloonPentagon spokesman Patrick Ryder said in a statement sent to the press.
The newspaper The nation of Costa Rica had just published an article about a white flying object, which It looked like a hot air balloon, and that it had been sighted over the Latin American country.
Consulted by the chain CNNa senior Pentagon official said that the balloon sighted over Latin America does not appear to be heading to the United States.
The Pentagon announced Thursday that it was following the movements of a Chinese “spy balloon” that was flying over the state of Montana (northeast United States), where stands one of three nuclear missile silo fields existing on US soil.
The other two atomic silo fields are located in two states bordering Montana: North Dakota to the east and Wyoming to the south.
As the Pentagon explained this Friday, the balloon has moved in the last few hours in an easterly direction and is now in the center of the countryabout 18,288 meters from the surface.
Meanwhile, as the balloon crosses the North American country, the leadership of the Pentagon has strongly recommended to the president, Joe Biden, that do not take any action against the appliance for security reasonsas debris could fall on the population.
The presence of that Chinese “spy balloon” in US airspace has triggered a diplomatic crisis between Washington and Beijing and has motivated the suspension of the trip that the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, had planned to make to the Asian country.
For his part, Beijing admitted this Friday that the globe belongs to it, although he assured that “it is a civil airship used for research purposes, mainly meteorological.” (EFE)