President Biden will soon speak with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the surveillance balloon the U.S. military shot down early this month.
"We are going to keep our allies and Congress contemporaneously informed of all we learn and all we know and I expect to be speaking with President Xi, but I make no apologies for taking down that balloon," Biden said in remarks at the White House about the recent spate of unidentified aerial objects in U.S. airspace.
The first of four objects was a surveillance balloon deployed by China, which the administration has called a "violation of U.S. airspace" and "irresponsible action." The other objects have not been publicly identified, and recovery efforts are underway, but the White House has ruled out the possibility of aliens.
Echoing other officials, Biden doubled down that there is nothing right now that suggests that the other three objects are related to China's spy balloon program or that they were surveillance vehicles from any other country. He said the three aerial objects shot down by U.S. military were most likely tied to private companies, recreation or research institutions.
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