– China has criticized the “dark history” of US intelligence after US President Joe Biden ordered US agencies to investigate the origins of Covid-19. Rejecting the need for a new initiative in this regard, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that “the motives and aims of the Biden administration are clear”, while “the dark history of the US intelligence community is known. for some time in the world “.
President Biden on Wednesday ordered US intelligence agencies to report to him in the next three months whether the Covid-19 virus may have first emerged in China from an animal source or a laboratory accident. The move, however, signaled an escalation in the growing controversy over how the virus may have first emerged, whether through contact with animals in a market in Wuhan, China, or through a ‘leak’ from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a laboratory specializing in the study of coronaviruses.
The theory of the leak from the laboratory, initially dismissed as “highly improbable” by the WHO mission in Wuhan in January, has re-emerged in recent days, led by Washington. China rejects it, accusing the US of peddling conspiracies and politicizing the pandemic to divert attention from the mismanagement of the pandemic at home. “The motivations and purposes of the Biden administration are clear,” Zhao said at a press conference, adding that “the dark history of the US intelligence community has long been known to the world,” regarding, for example, the allegations. unfounded US on weapons of mass destruction justifying invasion of Iraq
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