US Sen. Ted Cruz, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called for a major reconsideration of the US-China relationship, APA reports citing Sputnik.
“The most important long-term, national-security-informed policy consequence of this coronavirus pandemic is going to be a fundamental reassessment of the United States’ relationship with China,” Cruz said. “China is the most significant geopolitical threat to the United States for the next century.”
“If you look at the pandemic itself, the communist government in China bears enormous responsibility, enormous direct culpability for this pandemic. We know they covered it up. We know that when heroic whistleblower doctors tried to draw attention to it last December, the Chinese government shut them up and punished them,” he added.
The same day, Mike Pompeo claimed that there were evidence that the new coronavirus had leaked from a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan.
Pompeo claimed that China has "attempted to conceal and hide and confuse" the world since the outbreak began and employed the WHO as a "tool" to do the same. The US recently cut off funding to the UN health agency after accusing it of a pro-China bias.