FILE Photo: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before the Home Foreign Affairs Committee listening to on “Trump administration insurance policies on Iran, Iraq and use of power.” on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S. February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday sharpened his criticism of China’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, stating its ruling Communist Occasion was even now denying the planet facts it requirements to protect against additional circumstances.
In an interview with the Washington Watch radio application, Pompeo recurring earlier expenses that Beijing’s delay in sharing data about the virus experienced designed threats to folks around the globe and said this had “truly put hundreds of life at threat.”
“My worry is that this address-up, this disinformation that the Chinese Communist Occasion is engaged in, is nonetheless denying the globe the information and facts it wants so that we can avoid further more circumstances or anything like this from recurring yet again,” Pompeo extra.
Reporting by David Brunnstrom Editing by Himani Sarkar