US Secretary of State Pompeo says 'enormous evidence' virus came from Wuhan lab

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: May 03, 2020, 07:54 PM(IST)

Fie photo of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Pompeo also said that shots fired Sunday from North Korea towards the South in the DMZ that divides the peninsula were believed to have been "accidental.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that there was "enormous evidence" that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China.

"There is enormous evidence that this is where it began," he said on ABC's "This Week."

Pompeo was highly critical of China's handling of the matter, but declined to say whether he thought the virus had been intentionally released.

Pompeo also said that shots fired Sunday from North Korea towards the South in the DMZ that divides the peninsula were believed to have been "accidental."

"Handful of shots came across from the north, we think those were accidental," he said on ABC's "This Week."

"South Koreans did return fire. There was no loss of life on either side," he added.

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