New Delhi: John Bolton, an American government official who served as national security adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump today said that the officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) were manipulated by the Chinese government.
Calling it a shameful episode, Bolton said the head of Wuhan Institute of Virology herself was worried whether COVID-19 came from her laboratory.
In an exclusive conversation with Times Now’s Editor-in-Chief Rahul Shivshankar, the former NSA said that the US must try and get full cooperation from China to search for the origin of coronavirus.apps-that-let-you-gamble-with-real-money
Coronavirus perhaps is providing important insight for average citizens of many countries on what kind of government now exists in Beijing, he added.
Speaking on China’s biological weapons programme, Bolton said that not a lot is known publicly about its biological weapons programme.
Beijing has consistently refused to engage in serious discussions on a variety of arms control issues, he said.
On public perception towards China since the outbreak, he said that there has been a downward trend in favourable opinion towards the country as people became aware of how it thwarted efforts of the WHO to probe the origin of the deadly virus.free-golf-handicap-tracker-for-groups
Opinion polls conducted in the US, Western Europe and Japan highlighted that people believed WHO officials were helping China suppress evidence of the origin of coronavirus.
“I think President Joe Biden understands that public opinion in the US has moved in a very negative direction against China,” he added.
He further said that if China had nothing to conceal then they would have welcomed an open probe.
The former NSA said that free societies cannot allow Beijing to dictate the terms.
"As free societies, we're not going to allow Beijing to dictate the terms with which they're going to deal with the rest of the world," he said.