Chinese Foreign Minister protested over US report on COVID-19 origins

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the US should stop politicizing the origin of the coronavirus. He announced this in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, reports TASS.

“China once again calls on the American side to stop politicizing the issue of the origin of the coronavirus, to stop putting pressure on WHO, and not to undermine the international community’s joint fight against the pandemic and global scientific cooperation in search of the source of the coronavirus,” he said.

Earlier it was reported that US intelligence has published a report on the origin of COVID-19. A declassified version of the report of the American intelligence community was posted on the website of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

The document says that most United States agencies also believe the coronavirus “probably was not genetically engineered.”

The report also said that the American intelligence services still did not come to a common conclusion regarding the origin of COVID-19 and “their opinions still differ.” All agencies agree that two hypotheses such as “natural contact with an infected animal and an incident in the laboratory” are plausible, the text notes.

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