US President Joe Biden has said that he has no regrets for shooting down an alleged Chinese spy balloon. He said the balloon was used for surveillance, but three other objects shot down in North America were unlikely to be foreign spy equipment.
US President Joe Biden has said that three suspicious objects destroyed this month in US and Canadian airspace have no indication of any connection to the Chinese spy balloon program and that the objects probably belonged to private companies or research institutions. In his first address at the White House after a Chinese balloon was shot down off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina, US warplanes shot down three other objects, two in the US and one in Canada. .
Biden said the US would now improve the implementation of the detection of flying objects and would soon hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping regarding the incident. However, China has denied that the balloon was used for surveillance. He says that it had lost its direction while collecting weather data.
President Biden has said that the US is in contact with China on this issue as they do not want a new Cold War.