US Secretary of state accuses China of not allowing Western experts to investigate the origin of the virus
There is a huge amount of evidence that the source of the new coronavirus COVID-19 is the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
About this, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said in a broadcast on ABC This Week.
“There is huge evidence that this started”, he said.
Pompeo also said that the diversion of viruses as a result of accidents in Chinese laboratories have occurred in the past.
“Seems to be the best experts now think that this is the handiwork of man. I have no reason not to believe it,” he said, evading the answer to the question, could the virus leak to be deliberate.
However, he stressed that China is to blame for the fact that the long-withheld information about the outbreak and still does not allow Western experts to investigate the origin of the virus.
In turn, the London newspaper The Daily Telegraph published details of a 15-page report prepared by an intelligence Alliance of the “Five eyes” (Five Eyes), which includes the special services of the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
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The document States that the government of China, “posing a threat to other countries”, hide any news about the appearance of coronavirus, forcing doctors to silence or kidnapping them, destroying the data on the virus in laboratories and in refusing to grant the foreign biomaterials scientist working on a vaccine.
According to the authors of the report, Beijing in early December 2019 had evidence of transmission from person to person, however, denied this fact until January 20. According to the document, January 3, the national Committee of health of China gave instructions to destroy samples of coronavirus and not to publish information about the unknown infection.
According to the newspaper, between intelligence agencies, members of the Alliance “Five eyes”, disagreement about the origin of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
While Australian intelligence believes that the virus appeared on the market in Wuhan, which corresponds to the official authorities of the PRC, the U.S. intelligence community includes 17 agencies, including the CIA and FBI, has not yet decided on the final conclusions about the origin of the virus, however, is skeptical of the Australian version.
Earlier Pompeo accused the government of China in the departure of hundreds of thousands of infected from Wuhan.
Also US President Donald trump and the head of the state Department Mike Pompeo accused who in errors during the crisis caused by the coronavirus COVID-19.
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