One more spy balloon spotted over Latin America according to Pentagon sources
Chinese spy balloon has been spotted over Latin America, a day after a similar craft was seen over US skies, the Pentagon said.
“We are seeing reports of a balloon transiting Latin America. We now assess it is another Chinese surveillance balloon,” Pentagon press secretary Brig Gen Patrick Ryder said in a statement.
According to CNN, it is unclear exactly which country in the region the newly discovered balloon is hovering over but it does not appear as if it is headed towards the United States.
This comes a day after the Pentagon confirmed that the US government detected a high-altitude surveillance balloon over the country.
US officials said it was tracking the spy balloon across the country and said it is expected to remain in US airspace for the next few days.
Alleged spy balloon spotted over the US is a Chinese “civilian airship” which had deviated from its planned route, China says.
US defence officials said they believed the balloon, seen above sensitive areas in recent days, was in fact a “high-altitude surveillance” device.
But in a statement, China’s foreign ministry said it was used for “mainly meteorological” purposes.China “regrets the unintended entry” of the balloon into US airspace, it added.