Pompeo's 'nonsense' remarks on China bore audience: FM

Source: Global Times Published: 2020/7/9 19:03:40

Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian is making remarks at a press briefing on Feb. 24. Photo: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday urged US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to stop talking about credibility, truth or responsibility, as the US is the biggest troublemaker and has been morally bankrupt. 

After Pompeo accused the Communist Party of China of having "credibility problems" in sharing coronavirus information, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that Pompeo should stop talking about credibility, truth or responsibility.

"Even if you are not tired of repeating it, we have been tired of hearing your nonsense," Zhao said at Thursday's routine press conference.

The US, waving the flag of American priority, keeps breaking its international promises and shunning its responsibilities. Quitting international organizations all the time, it has become the biggest "troublemaker," Zhao said.

As for the truth, Zhao asked Pompeo whether the US government could give an explanation to Americans and the international community about Fort Detrick, e-cigarette diseases and its bio labs located all over the world? 

With the highest number of COVID-19 infections in the world, reaching 3 million, and fatalities topping 130,000 in half a year, the US is responsible for the pandemic situation, Zhao noted.

"Why do people like Pompeo have the courage to talk about these issues when they are morally bankrupt? We advise the US to listen to international opposition to its frequent withdrawal from multinational organizations," Zhao said. 

Responding to Pompeo's accusation, Zhao noted that China reported the coronavirus epidemic to the World Health Organization at the first opportunity, and the timeline the two sides released could be cross-verified. 

Pompeo ignored these facts and indulged in fabricating evidence to scapegoat others, but this cannot cover up the US' mistakes and failure in handling the virus. Such deeds only further exposed the country's lying and cheating, and revealed its hypocrisy, arrogance and ignorance to the world, Zhao said.

Global Times 

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