Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told UK politicians that the director general of the World Health Organization has been “bought by China,” according to several international outlets.
Pompeo made the allegation during a private meeting on Tuesday with British members of Parliament in London, according to The Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian.
According to the outlets, Pompeo said he viewed U.S. intelligence showing Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was “bought by the Chinese government” in a deal to secure the head job.
“When push came to shove, when it really mattered to us, when there was a pandemic in China, Dr. Tedros — who was hook, line and sinker bought by the Chinese government — and I can’t say more but I can tell you I’m saying this on informed intelligence,” Pompeo reportedly told U.K. officials. “There was a deal made in the election and when push came to shove you’ve got dead Britons because of the deal that was made.”
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