The United States and China have been at logger heads concerning origin and breakout of deadly coronavirus. It all started by U.S accusing China of developing the virus in a Wuhan lab covering evidence and silencing involved sources.
In response for a while, China lynched the same accusations towards the U.S claiming the U.S military was involved, later China went silent and withdrew from that line of accusation.
U.S Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has come out claiming there is more than enough evidence suggesting the deadly virus was developed in a laboratory in China. However, Pompeo didn’t rule out U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion which said the virus was not man made.
“There is a significant amount of evidence that this came from that laboratory in Wuhan,” Pompeo told ABC. He claims, they have received new evidence in the first week of May to substantiate the allegations.
This latest announcement contradicts Pompeo’s statement he issued a week earlier. In an interview, Pompeo expressed his confidence in results issued by U.S intelligence indicating coronavirus did not appear to have been manufactured in the lab.
“The best experts so far seem to think it was not man-made. I have no reason to disbelieve that at this point. I’ve seen what the intelligence community has said. I have no reason to believe that they’ve got it wrong,” said Pompeo back then.
Pompeo did not unveil this new evidence which he claimed to have popped up, upon a request to divulge further on the matter, the state department failed to give a reply.
On the receiving end, China’s ruling Communist Party was quick to respond on the allegations, through its official media People Daily, the Communist Party said Pompeo is lying to world by alleging the virus came from a lab in Wuhan further challenging him to table any evidence.
“The Trump administration continues to engage in unprecedented propaganda warfare while trying to impede global efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the editorial.