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US wants to divert global attention from its bioweapons program, says key Russian MP

Irina Yarovaya emphasized that today, "quite a lot of countries are facing direct pressure and blackmail from the US"

MOSCOW, October 14. /TASS/. At present, Washington wants to deflect the world’s attention from its biological weapons program, Russian State Duma (the lower house of parliament) Deputy Speaker and Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Commission on Investigation of US Biological Laboratories in Ukraine Irina Yarovaya said at the commission's expert meeting on Friday.

"All the background noise that the US is creating around the world is particularly aimed at distracting attention from the most dangerous military biological program, which the US is implementing globally and which has recently been stepped up," Yarovaya pointed out. According to her, the focus of all countries is currently on the aggressive agenda that Washington has launched against Russia. "This is how they [the Americans] are diverting attention from their military biological project that’s aimed at creating bioweapons, the most dangerous kind of weapons of mass destruction," the lawmaker noted.

She emphasized that today, "quite a lot of countries are facing direct pressure and blackmail from the US." "The UN General Assembly’s vote on a resolution rejecting the results of the referendums in Donbass and the Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions is more proof of that. We certainly must take this situation into account," the State Duma deputy speaker stressed.

In this regard, the commission’s activities "become even more important" in order to ensure Russia’s national security and "invite the global community to a balanced, serious and unbiased dialogue on the very dangerous threats that the US is creating globally."

In March, the State Duma and the Federation Council (the upper house of parliament) passed a resolution to conduct a parliamentary investigation into the activities of biolaboratories in Ukraine, as well as to create a joint commission for such a probe. The commission, which consists of 14 State Duma members and 14 senators, is co-chaired by Yarovaya and Federation Council Deputy Speaker Konstantin Kosachev.