China allowed people to travel outside despite knowing the risk of transmission of COVID-19: Pompeo
WASHINGTON: The Chinese leadership allowed its people to travel outside the country despite knowing the risk of the transmission of the US Secretary of State. USA Mike Pompeo has alleged, saying that the president Donald trump will decide the future course of action to penalize China.
Pompeo's comments came a day after Trump said he doesn't want to speak to his Chinese counterpart. Xi Jinping right now, expressing his discontent at Beijing's handling of the coronavirus outbreak that has spread worldwide, killing more than 300,000 people.
The United States has expressed disappointment with China's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed more than 88,000 lives in the United States. On Thursday he threatened to cut off the entire relationship with China.
Trump has been pressing China to accept an investigation into the origin of the virus, including the accusation that it came from a laboratory in Wuhan.
“Those are the kinds of decisions that, looking at them, it is unambiguous that they created greater risk, that people still traveled the world, why? While the Chinese Communist Party knew of the risk of transmission, it still allowed people to travel outside of China while they had closed a large city within their own country, Peompeo told Breitbart News Network and SiriusXM Patriot satellite radio station in an interview. .
Pompeo said that if China had made a different set of decisions up front, there would have been more time for everyone, not just the United States, but for everyone to prepare and react to the pandemic that has now spread to all. across the globe.
We know that at least in December, perhaps earlier, the Chinese Communist Party came to understand the threat presented. And then we saw their actions, I have talked about some of them, denying information to the world, ”said Pompeo.
Then we saw that when the United States made the decision, when President Trump made the decision to close travel between the United States and China, we saw that China was complaining about it, saying that it should not. Although they had blocked Wuhan, they had not blocked travel around the world, he said.
In avoiding a question about imposing sanctions on China, Pompeo said Trump would finally decide the future course of action in this regard.
I don't want to say what President Trump will ultimately decide, but I think we all know in this administration that we must make sure that something like this never happens again. That means deterrence. That means establishing processes.
The President has already stopped funding WHO so that we can assess that and determine which parts of WHO might and might not work, so that we can deliver good results and keep Americans safe and make sure this doesn't work. make it happen again, he said.
Then there will come a time, there will come a day, when we will evaluate what needs to be done to convince the Chinese Communist Party that there are real costs, real costs, related to this type of misbehavior. We see this all the time within the United States, but also throughout the world. We have to hold nations accountable, ”said Pompeo.
Pompeo said he has spoken to many of his counterparts around the world. We have to hold nations accountable for the things and actions they take that create risk and, in this case, created a huge loss of life here in the United States. President Trump is committed to doing it. The precise mechanisms we will choose, I want to make sure you have the opportunity to receive complete information and make those decisions, he said.
Responding to a question, the top American diplomat said that the Chinese Communist Party has ruthlessly misled and denied information to the West.
We have repeatedly asked teams to come in to help them identify where the virus originated. We know it started in Wuhan, but we don't know where or from whom, and those are important things. Your listeners need to know that we still need to know that in order to crack the code for this thing, ”he said.
One of the key facts for scientists and epidemiologists to develop vaccines and therapies and identify how it was finally delivered to the world: You have to know where patient zero started and how patient zero was infected, he said.
And yet, the Chinese Communist Party, at all times, has tried to manage WHO, manage the flow of information, punish doctors who wanted to talk about this publicly, to undermine the core transparency understandings that each country has. responsibility to deliver, he said.
And as a result of that, there are many unanswered questions.
We the USA In the USA, the world has so many unanswered questions that they are incredibly important for us to tackle this problem in the future to keep Americans safe. This is not political. This is not intended to achieve political victory. Their goal is to get the right health results and save lives around the world, he said.