WH Spokesman: 'We Are Not Flying Balloons Over China'; Recent Objects May Be 'Benign'

Posted on AllSides February 13th, 2023
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National Security Council spokesman John Kirby is flatly refuting a Chinese accusation that the United States has flown spy balloons into its airspace ten times in the past year.

"Not true. Not doing it. Just absolutely not true," Kirby told "Morning Joe" on Monday.

Host Jonathan Lemire followed up: "The U.S. is not using these balloon technologies at all over China?" he asked.

"That is right," Kirby said. "We are not flying balloons over China. That is absolutely true."

Kirby also said the three relatively small "objects" shot down on...

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