Leaked State Department emails reveal Hillary Clinton knew about the dangers of Communist China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology while she was Secretary of State.
The State Department cables from June 2009 obtained by WikiLeaks reveal Clinton warned France that gain-of-function activities at the Wuhan lab could cause “biological weapons proliferation concern.”
The cables were sent to all embassies in member nations ahead of the Australia Group plenary session in Paris from September 21-25, 2009.
The Australia Group is an “informal” international export control forum created to prevent the spread of technologies and research that could contribute to the development of chemical and biological weapons.
“We believe it is important to focus on emerging chemical and biological technologies, trends in the trade of CBW-related goods and threats,” former Secretary Clinton stated.
Directed to France, the email continues: “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,” Clinton added.