The Washington Post has come out with a bombshell report which states that Pentagon “officials say there is likely a third (balloon) operating near U.S. interests.” The Pentagon will not say exactly where the third balloon is located but sources say it is likely operating near the US after the first balloon was discovered hovering over Montana on Thursday and a second over Latin America. The first balloon was shot down yesterday by US fighter jets over the Atlantic Ocean in what the Chinese are calling, “a clear overreaction and a serious violation of international practice.” “China will resolutely safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the company concerned, and reserves the right to make further responses if necessary,” the Chinese statement continued.

China’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday said it “strongly disapproves of and protests” the U.S. decision to shoot down a spy balloon and warned and warned that it may take “responses” to that action. “China strongly disapproves of and protests against the U.S. attack on a civilian unmanned airship by force,” the Foreign Ministry said. “The Chinese side has, after verification, repeatedly informed the U.S. side of the civilian nature of the airship and conveyed that its entry into the U.S. due to force majeure was totally unexpected.

“The Chinese side has clearly asked the U.S. side to properly handle the matter in a calm, professional and restrained manner,” it added. “The spokesperson of the U.S. Department of Defense also noted that the balloon does not present a military or physical threat to people on the ground.”

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