“We know they’re lies” – State Department dismisses Russia’s claims of biolabs in Azerbaijan
On Monday, Washington dismissed Russia’s claims that the West was secretly establishing biological research laboratories in countries such as Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, according to Azerbaijan in Focus, reporting Turan News.
“I don’t want to dignify those lies either. We know they’re lies,” State Department’s spokesperson Ned Price said in response to a corresponding question during the Department’s daily press briefing.
“We’ve been very clear about where we stand in terms of the Chemical Weapons Convention, where countries like – and the Biological Weapons Convention – where Ukraine stands in terms of the CWC and the BWC, where other countries stand… And that is in contrast to where Russia stands,” Price said.
On Saturday, Azerbaijan’s State Security Service issued a statement rejecting Moscow’s claims of the existence of biological research laboratories in the country.