NDR Reported On The Uncertainty Of The German Secret Service In The Authenticity Of The Five Eyes Dossier
A secret document of the intelligence services of English-speaking countries criticizing China in the issue of COVID-19 may be a fake, reports the German broadcaster NDR (Norddeutscher Rundfunk), citing sources in the German intelligence service BND.
The dossier attributed to the Five Eyes Alliance of intelligence services (Five eyes - the US, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand) was reported last weekend by the Australian newspaper Saturday Telegraph. The publication notes that the report "lays the Foundation for a malpractice case against China."
The 15-page report points to risky research work in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the spread of the coronavirus came from, and also mentions differences in intelligence services' opinion about where the spread of the disease came from.
The authors of the report believe that a team of scientists led by Dr. Shi Zhengli in a laboratory in Wuhan in 2013 studied samples of a virus from a cave in Yunnan province, similar to SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19. As a result of a study conducted together with scientists from the University of North Carolina, the authors concluded that the virus can be transmitted directly from bats to humans and is not treatable.
According to the NDR, German intelligence informed the leadership of the Bundestag's international Affairs Committee that it had requested information about the origin of the dossier from the Five eyes Alliance members. Members of the Alliance, in turn, reported that they do not know about the existence of a common document.
The BND believes that the document could have been drawn up by one of the partner intelligence agencies, but it may also be a fake. There is no confirmation of either statement yet.