Published On: Mon, Jun 21st, 2021
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Biden Admin Says No Immediate Plans to Confront China Over COVID-19 Origins

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The Biden administration will not take immediate action on China to pressure the communist regime to allow an independent probe into whether COVID-19 originated in a Wuhan lab, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday. During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sullivan said no pressure will be applied on Beijing immediately on the issue, explaining that President Joe Biden’s administration is operating on “two tracks” in terms of attempting to determine the origins of COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. That includes an assessment by the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) ordered by the president with a 90-day deadline, and an international investigation led by the World Health Organization (WHO), Sullivan told host host Dana Bash. He suggested that the administration will put additional pressure on China when there is “international consensus.” “We are not, at this point, going to issue threats or …

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