US Denies Flying Balloons Into Chinese Airspace

The Washington Examiner reports:

A senior U.S. official denied China’s accusations that the United States flew multiple balloons into its airspace over the past year. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby rejected the allegation and revealed that the U.S. has communicated with Chinese leaders in “private settings” about the balloon incidents.

“Not true. Not doing it. Just absolutely not true,” Kirby told MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “We are not flying balloons over China.” During a press conference Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin claimed the U.S. flew high-altitude balloons into their airspace over 10 times since the beginning of last year.

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