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WHO Doubts US Intelligence Data on Chinese Origin of Coronavirus

Wed 10 Feb 2021 | 07:00 PM
Ahmed Moamar

An independent expert from the delegation of the World Health Organization (WHO)  that has visited China recently, expressed strong doubts about the reliability of US intelligence data on the origin of the Coronavirus (known also as COVID-19) pandemic.

The British zoologist residing in the United States Peter Dazak confirmed that US intelligence data on the origin of Corona collected by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the era of former President Donald Trump "lacks credibility", in a tweet he posted on his Twitter account, commenting on the spokesman's statements.

Ned Price, the spokesman of the US State Department, said that the administration of the new president, Joe Biden, "will not accept the findings of the investigation by the World Health Organization delegation unless verified independently."

In his remarks, Price called on the organization to be fully transparent in its investigation.

He stressed that Washington will use the information gathered by US intelligence to evaluate the report of WHO experts who visited the Chinese city of Wuhan recently.

Peter Dazak wrote in his tweet, commenting on Price's words: "Joe Biden is forced to take a tough stance on China. Please do not rely on US intelligence data that has become increasingly dispersed during the Trump era, and were wrong in many respects."

Dazak said that WHO experts are fully prepared to fulfill the White House request to verify the validity of their conclusions. Then he addressed the Biden administration by saying, "But do not forget: trust first, then verify."

The Trump administration, more than once, held China responsible for the start of the Corona pandemic, indicating the presence of intelligence data proving the validity of these allegations.