US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The US has evidence that the coronavirus left the laboratory in Wuhan, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. According to him, the desire of the Chinese authorities to hide information turned into a crisis, huge economic costs and many victims.
Washington has evidence that the new coronavirus has begun to spread from a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan. This was announced by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on ABC News.
“There is a lot of evidence that it all started there. From the very beginning we said that the virus originated in Wuhan. And from the very beginning we experienced a lot of grief because of this. But now, I think, the whole world will be able to see it,” said Pompeo.
The Secretary of State emphasized that this is not the first time that a virus has emerged due to a failure in a Chinese laboratory. Given this, intelligence must continue to work to ensure that evidence is available, Pompeo noted.
According to Pompeo, the Chinese authorities had the opportunity to prevent the disaster that hit the whole world. However, due to the fact that the Asian government preferred to hide the facts, there was a global crisis with many casualties and huge economic costs around the world, the Secretary of State added.
“The Australians agree with that. You hear the Europeans starting to say the same thing. I think that the whole world is united in the understanding that China has brought this virus to the world,” said Pompeo.
Pompeo refrained from answering the question of whether the spread of the virus was intentional or accidental. “We are doing everything in our power to get answers to all these questions. We are trying to send the group there, the World Health Organization is trying to send the group there and to other laboratories in China, but the Chinese Communist Party continues to block access, ”the Secretary of State emphasized.
Earlier, The Daily Telegraph read the report of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, which includes the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The document said that the Chinese authorities intentionally tried to hide or destroy data on the outbreak of coronavirus, creating a threat to other countries. In particular, the authors of the document noted that China tried to hide data on coronavirus and for a long time did not recognize that the infection is transmitted from person to person.
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