Posted 18 августа, 04:52
Published 18 августа, 04:52
Modified 18 августа, 07:58
Updated 18 августа, 07:58
The Pentagon presented a report on the current state of protection against biological threats. The Agency believes that Russia and North Korea is actively engaged in the development of aggressive biological weapons. China, Russia, North Korea and Iran are probably continuing secret efforts to create deadly toxins and pathogens, and in particular it is noted that advances in both synthetic biology and peptide synthesis allow these states to create new toxins with a wide spectrum of action.
Disinformation in the field of public health has been observed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to spread after the outbreak of hostilities by Russia on Ukraine in 2022, the authors of the report said.
The Pentagon points out that Russia has not yet acknowledged that it is allegedly continuing work on biological weapons that began in Soviet times. She also did not provide evidence of the reduction of such programs, and continues to hide her research in the field of biology with a dual purpose, American officials said.
The analysis emphasizes that the United States armed forces are facing a critical choice in the field of biological protection and must act decisively and promptly to counter the development of biological weapons and other catastrophic events, such as pandemics. The report raises the topic of the growing threat from Iran and extremist organizations.
Russia also accuses the United States of creating biological weapons. On August 16, the head of the radiation, chemical and biological protection forces of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, said that the United States is actively preparing for a new pandemic.