WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. President Joe Biden, under fire from some lawmakers, said on Thursday that a Chinese spy balloon that passed through the United States before being shot down in the Atlantic Ocean did not constitute a major security breach.
In an interview with Noticias Telemundo, he stated that he did not regret shooting down the balloon sooner.
"It's not a significant breach," Biden said. "Look, it's completely... It is against international law. This is our airspace. And once it enters our domain, we can do whatever we want with it."
"This thing was enormous. What would happen if it fell and hit a rural school? What would happen if it fell? So I told them to shoot it down as soon as they could. They made the right decision. They shot it down over water, recovered the majority of the parts, and they're fine "He stated.