Disinfo: The world powers use Armenia as a spring board for biological war against Iran

Summary

The USA developed this biological weapon [coronavirus] in laboratories on the territory of Armenia. Armenia is a leader of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the Caucasus. Given the difficult situation in Iran, these facts indicate that the territory of Armenia, with high probability, is the spring board of the world powers for launching a biological war against Tehran.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory about the coronavirus pandemic, biological weapons and one of the common pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about a "Deep state" or Shadow Government of all-powerful groups ruling the world and controlling leaders. Consistent with the Pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign against biological laboratories in Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and other countries. There is no evidence to support the claim that the coronavirus is a biological weapon. The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) comes from a family of viruses that include other viruses such as SARS and MERS. It was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading, with new cases being reported in more than 200 countries of the world. Iran reported its first confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections on 19 February 2020 in Qom. The virus may have been brought to the country by a merchant from Qom who had travelled to China. Armenia reported the first confirmed case on 1 March, the virus carrier arrived from Iran on 28 February. See other cases claiming that Coronavirus is psychological warfare against enemies like China and Iran, or that coronavirus might easily be a US bacteriological weapon and an ethnic biological weapon, that the coronavirus is a bioweapon brought to Italy by the “Deep State”, that COVID-19 is a bioweapon created by Soros, Bill Gates and the "Deep state", and that the virus is specifically built for Iran using the genetic data of Iranians.

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  • Reported in: Issue 199
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/03/2020
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Armenia, Iran
  • Keywords: coronavirus, laboratory, Biological weapons, Deep state, Secret elites / global elites, Conspiracy theory
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Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling world leaders. See related pro-Kremlin disinformation cases about the coronavirus.

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Disproof

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Disproof

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