Naryshkin called US intelligence report on coronavirus politicized

The US intelligence report on the origins of the coronavirus contained politicized assessments that look unprofessional. This was announced on Sunday, September 26, by the director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin.

“Most recently, the US intelligence community published its report, which contained very vague, politicized assessments, which, of course, is uncharacteristic for intelligence and looks very unprofessional,” Naryshkin said in an interview with RT.

He attributed this to “the crisis caused by efforts to politicize the activities of the American intelligence community.”

On August 26, a US intelligence report summarizing intelligence agencies’ findings on the origins of the coronavirus was posted on the website of the United States Director of National Intelligence. It stresses that the virus was not developed as a biological weapon. The intelligence services also drew attention to the “closed nature” of China, which, in their opinion, hinders the investigation of the origin of COVID-19.

In turn, Beijing on August 26 turned to the World Health Organization (WHO) with a request to check American laboratories for the origins of COVID-19. The Chinese government continues to point out that it is unlikely that the Wuhan laboratory has leaked the virus.

On August 24, US intelligence agencies submitted to US President Joe Biden a report on the origins of the coronavirus, which lacks clear conclusions on the problem posed. The initial task of the study was to decide whether the coronavirus was transmitted from animal to person, or whether its spread was the result of a leak from a laboratory in Wuhan.

Earlier in the United States, they promoted the version of the artificial appearance of the coronavirus. So, on May 20, the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee reported on “circumstantial evidence” of information that the leak of a new type of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Prior to that, at the end of March, the World Health Organization published a report on the results of a trip to China in January to study COVID-19. It was noted that experts could not come to an unambiguous conclusion. According to the final document, the most likely transmission of the virus is between animals, and then to humans, the least likely is the occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 in laboratory conditions. At the same time, the researchers did not recommend studying the hypothesis about the leakage of SARS-CoV-2 from the laboratory.

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