04 Feb 2023, 11:25

Blinken tells China that balloon over US an 'irresponsible act'

WASHINGTON, Feb 4, 2023 (AFP) - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday told a top Chinese official that it was "irresponsible" of Beijing to send a surveillance balloon over US soil as he explained why he postponed a visit.

In a phone call with Wang Yi, Blinken noted China's "statement of regret but conveyed that this is an irresponsible act and a clear violation of US sovereignty and international law that undermined the purpose of the trip," a State Department statement said.

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