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German intelligence doubts US theory about Chinese lab origin of COVID-19: report

Global Times

Source:sputniknews.com Published: 2020/5/8 22:28:25

Germany's Federal Intelligence Service (BND) is having doubts regarding Washington's claims that the coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory, German magazine Der Spiegel reported. The country's government has not commented on the report yet.

According to the magazine, the BND requested information supporting these claims from the "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance. The latter includes the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. However, none of the countries' spy agencies was ready to confirm the accusations, spread by US officials, namely POTUS and the secretary of state.

Der Spiegel claims that the BND interpreted this silence as a reason to doubt the allegations made by American politicians. The magazine added that right now the German spy agency believes these claims were made up to divert the public's attention away from the US government's apparent failure to cope with the coronavirus outbreak.

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