U.S. Security Advisor: Virus Traceability CCP Faces Two Choices

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan warned Sunday (June 20) that the Chinese Communist Party faces two choices when it comes to virus traceability and will face international isolation if it does not allow a real investigation. He also said the U.S. would not issue an ultimatum just yet, but would have to consider a response if the CCP ultimately refused to meet its international obligations.

In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Sullivan said that China (the Chinese Communist Party) would face “international isolation” if it did not cooperate with further investigations into the origins of the coronavirus (the Chinese Communist virus) pandemic.

Sullivan praised President Biden’s efforts to unite allies in pressuring the Chinese Communist Party during the Group of Seven (G7) summit last week, where G7 leaders called in a joint communiqué for a timely, transparent, expert-led and science-based Phase II study of the origin of COVID-19 in China.

Sullivan added that this diplomatic effort to unite the world and put political and diplomatic pressure on the CCP is “a central part of our ongoing efforts to ultimately make China (the CCP) face a stark choice: either they allow investigators in in a responsible manner to do the real work of finding the source of the virus, or they will face isolation in the international community. “.

Sullivan said, however, that the U.S. investigation will not rely solely on experts going into the Chinese investigation.

He also said President Biden reserves the right to apply pressure from all sides, through the U.S.’s own analysis, its own intelligence efforts and other efforts done with allies and partners, “until we find out how this virus came to be and who is responsible for it.”

In an interview with CNN’s State of the Union program, Sullivan was asked what actions the U.S. would take to pressure the Chinese Communist Party to help facilitate the investigation. Sullivan replied that the U.S. has two avenues, one is an intelligence community assessment ordered by President Biden; the other is an international investigation led by the WHO, for which President Biden has convened democratic partners, saying it is important to go into China so that it can get the necessary data to understand what is happening there.

“We’re not going to issue threats or ultimatums at this point. What we’re going to do is continue to get support in the international community, and if the fact is that China (the Chinese Communist Party) refuses to meet its international obligations, we will have to consider our response at that time.” Sullivan said.

“We’re not going to simply accept China (the Chinese Communist Party) saying no.” Sullivan said.

A WHO investigation team had traveled to Wuhan earlier this year to investigate the origin of the virus. But the final investigation report was widely seen as lacking credibility after the Chinese Communist Party refused to cooperate. The report defined the possibility of the virus leaking from the Wuhan lab as “highly unlikely.

Secretary of State John Blinken said on June 13 that the first WHO investigation was “very flawed.

Before WHO released its report, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters separately quoted WHO investigators as saying that Chinese Communist authorities refused to provide investigators with raw, individualized data on 174 early cases identified in the early stages of the December 2019 outbreak in Wuhan, China. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also acknowledged that the investigation team intended to obtain data in China but was blocked, and therefore to conduct further investigations.