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The United states have slammed China and Iran for running a disinformation campaign about the deadly Coronavirus


The United states have slammed China and Iran for running a disinformation campaign about the deadly Coronavirus after a high ranking Chinese official instigated that the US military brought the virus to Wuhan, China, when hundreds of military athletes were there for the same October's Military World Games.

The Coronavirus plague originated from Wuhan in China and has spread round the world, with thousands dead due to the virus. President Donald Trump was criticized for calling coronavirus “the Chinese virus” over the weekend, now the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has darned the Chinese leaders for trying to change the story about the virus' origin while also revealing the fact that a “handful” of US State Department officials have tested positive to the virus.

Pompeo also added that China could have alerted the world in time when the virus started before it grew out of hand and spread round the world. He said while speaking to reporters at the State Department on Tuesday that:
''They lied about the Wuhan virus for weeks, they are trying to avoid responsibility for their gross incompetence, the disinformation campaign that they (Chinese leaders) are waging is designed to shift responsibility. Now is not the time for recrimination, now is the time to solve this global pandemic and work to take down risks to Americans and people all across the world. Every nation has a responsibility to share all of their data, all of their information, in as timely and accurate a fashion as they have the ability to do not only because it is the right thing to do but it's also how you save lives for your own people as well."


 Pompeo also added that:
"The Chinese Communist Party had a responsibility to do this, not only for Americans and Italians and South Koreans and Iranians who are now suffering, but for their own people as well.”

The US Secretary Pompeo conveyed strong US objections to PRC hard work to transfer blame for COVID-19 to the United States.
The State Department spokesperson said in a statement that:
"The Secretary stressed that this is not the time to spread disinformation and weird rumors, but rather a time for all nations to come together to fight this common threat."

On Tuesday, Trump during a White House press conference defended his use of the term "China virus" to describe COVID-19  saying he uses the term because China tried to blame its spread on the American military.
He said:
"I didn't appreciate the fact that China was saying that our military gave it to them. Our military did not give it to anybody.”



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