US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abandoned the theory that he and the president of the United States, Donald Trump, put forward that the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic could arise in a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the American television channel CNN reports.
Pompeo, in an interview with Breitbart’s right website, said: “We know it began in Wuhan, but we don’t know from where or from whom, and those are important things.”
For several weeks, Pompeo publicly supported the theory that more than 1.4 million Americans were infected with the virus designed at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. In an interview, he said that there is a tremendous amount of evidence.
Recall, May 3, the intelligence of the United States, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada published a joint report, which states the responsibility of the PRC for the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Official Beijing withheld information that coronavirus is transmitted from person to person, forbade the transfer of SARS-CoV-2 samples to Western virologists, and repressed doctors who tried to draw attention to the new disease.
The authors of the report did not agree on the place where the pandemic originated. Australia believes that the virus began to spread from the wildlife market in Wuhan, the United States insists: it was a leak from the Institute of Virology.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he has evidence of leakage of coronavirus. The White House ordered intelligence agencies to investigate all reports of contamination cases, satellite imagery, and other data to determine if China and WHO were hiding information.
And US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo accused the World Health Organization of failing to tame the pandemic. On April 15, the United States announced the termination of funding for WHO.
In turn, China stated that the coronavirus was brought into the country from the United States. Read more about the impact of a pandemic on the balance of power in the international arena in the article by Sergei Korsunsky “The Geopolitics of a Pandemic ” for ZN.UA.