Despite their research, the US intelligence services could not agree on a definitive explanation for the Sars-CoV-2 at the origin of the pandemic.
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How was the Covid-19 born? The report requested by US President Joe Biden from his intelligence services on the origin of Sars-CoV-2 does not resolve this sensitive issue, source of tensions between Washington and Beijing, reported Tuesday, August 24. Washington post and the Wall Street Journal (articles in English).
The President of the United States had called at the end of May the American intelligence, so far unable to rule on the thesis of a virus of animal origin or that of a leak at the Chinese laboratory in Wuhan, to “redouble efforts” to explain the origin of Covid-19 and to provide a report within 90 days.
The US president received this top secret report on Tuesday, but the document is inconclusive because, despite their research and analysis, intelligence officials could not agree on a definitive explanation, according to the report. Washington post which quotes two anonymous American officials, close to the file.
Part of the reason is that China has not provided enough information, says the Wall Street Journal, also relying on two unidentified senior American officials. According to these sources cited by the Washington post, the intelligence services will attempt in the coming days to declassify parts of the report for potential public release.