China has accused the United States of taking a 'dangerous stance' in calling for a full investigation into the possibility that COVID--19 escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan, warning that Washington 'could meet its Waterloo in this battle'.
China's state newspaper, The Global Times, published an op ed on Sunday likening Joe Biden's search for the origins of the pandemic to U.S. efforts to find Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in Iraq.
In February 2003 Colin Powell, the then-Secretary of State, told the United Nations that Saddam Hussein's regime had developed weapons of mass destruction and posed an imminent threat, in a bid to justify invading the country. WMDs were never found.
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