A leaked State Department cable from 2009 that WikiLeaks exposed to the world just came back on Hillary Clinton. The cable shows then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voicing concern that the Wuhan Institute of Virology could lead to “biological weapons proliferation concern.”
The cable was sent from the State Department in June 2009 to all embassies in member nations ahead of a meeting of the Australia Group in Paris, September 21-25, 2009. The Australia Group is an international group that tries to stop the spread of technology that could be used in chemical and biological weapons.
The 42 states participating in the Australia Group are Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania.
Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The European Union also participates.
The cable stated at one point:
“We believe it is important to focus on emerging chemical and biological technologies, trends in the trade of CBW-related goods and threats.”
Secretary Clinton’s cable said when discussing France:
“The U.S. believes participants would benefit from hearing about your experiences assisting China in setting up a Biosafety Level-4 (BSL-4) laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology from the export control and intangible technology transfer perspectives.
“We are particularly interested to know how China plans to vet incoming foreign researchers from countries of biological weapons proliferation concern.
“Information Exchange participants could benefit from a presentation on how you vet visa applicants to prevent intangible technology transfer to countries of chemical and biological weapons proliferation concerns. The U.S. also believes Information Exchange participants could benefit from hearing about your experiences dealing with AG-controlled exports over the last year.”
Clinton’s cable regarding Australia said:
“The U.S. believes AG members would be interested in any information you can share related to China and North Korea, specifically information related to:
China’s Institutes of Biological Products (locations in Beijing and Wuhan), to include overhead imagery analysis, if possible.
Your perceptions of the CBW proliferation activities by Chinese entities.
Your perceptions of Chinese government efforts to enforce its export control rules.”
In regards to Japan the cable said:
“The U.S. believes Information Exchange participants would be interested in any information you can share related to China or North Korea, specifically information related to:
CBW threats perceived by China.
Your perceptions of the CBW proliferation activities of Chinese entities.
The current state of North Korea’s CBW program.
Your perceptions of North Korea’s CBW proliferation activities.
North Korean imports of AG-controlled chemicals and equipment for its chemical weapons program. The U.S. also believes Information Exchange participants could benefit from hearing about your experiences dealing with AG-controlled exports over the last year.
See the full cable here.
🚨🚨— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) June 23, 2021
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