DISINFO: Americans develop biological weapons abroad especially on the Russian and Chinese borders
DISINFORMATION CASE DETAILS
  • Outlet: fr.sputniknews.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: October 08, 2021
  • Article language(s): French
  • Reported in: Issue 263
  • Countries / regions discussed: US, Russia, China
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DISINFO: Americans develop biological weapons abroad especially on the Russian and Chinese borders

SUMMARY

More than 200 US biological laboratories are located outside the US territory and operate in an opaque manner and cause serious concern, raising questions with the international community who want to know if these activities comply with the Biological Weapons Convention.

New biological laboratories under US control are sprouting up like mushrooms after the rain. Especially on the Russian and Chinese borders. There are strong reasons to suspect that the Americans could develop biological weapons there.

RESPONSE

Recurrent disinformation message about US bio-laboratories.

The article does not present any evidence supporting the claims, thus making these unfounded accusations.

For example, Russia claims that the Richard Lugar Center for Public Health Research in Georgia, a public health facility named after US Senator Richard Lugar and a frequent pro-Kremlin disinformation target, is one such lab, but has never presented evidence to support its allegations. International experts visited the facility in 2018 to examine the premises, interview employees, and review documents but found nothing suspicious. EUvsDisinfo has also made a video showing the work done inside the laboratory and disinformation surrounding it.

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