US Fingers Iran for Exporting COVID-19

Voice of America News reports: “Fears Iran would serve as a launching pad for the coronavirus pandemic, potentially wreaking havoc on the Middle East, are coming true, according to U.S. officials, who point to a growing volume of evidence. 

The State Department Monday accused Iran of transmitting the coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, to multiple countries, saying that, in at least five instances, a country’s first case of the virus was ‘directly imported from Iran.’ 

‘The Wuhan virus is a killer and the Iranian regime is an accomplice,’ U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters during a visit to Afghanistan. 

‘The regime continues to lie to the Iranian people and the world,’ Pompeo added in a statement. ‘They put Iranians and people around the world at greater risk.’ 

Separately, other State Department officials voiced concern that the extent of the damage could be far worse, both for Iran and the region…”

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