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Apr 07, 2020
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Muslim-American Academic Dr. Kevin Barrett on Iranian TV: Coronavirus May Have Been Unleashed by the U.S. as An Act of Biological Warfare Targeting China, Iran

#7938 | 05:28
Source: IRIB Ofogh TV (Iran)

On April 7, 2020, Ofogh TV (Iran) aired a discussion about coronavirus on the Nader Talebzadeh Show, which is hosted by Iranian filmmaker Nader Talebzadeh. Muslim-American academic and conspiracy theorist Dr. Kevin Barrett, who sat next to a picture of deceased IRGC Quds Force Commander General Qasem Soleimani, said that the coronavirus may have been unleashed by the United States as an act of biological warfare targeting China and Iran. For more about Dr. Kevin Barret, a convert to Islam, see MEMRI TV Clips No. 7474 and No. 4220. Later in the show, Iranian lecturer Dr. Ali Karami said that pandemics are a way of controlling the world population, which he said is consistent with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s beliefs about foreign policy. He also said that there are U.S. Patents for the coronavirus. In addition, Ayatollah Mohammad Mehdi Mirbagheri, a member of Iran’s Assembly of Experts, said that if the coronavirus is really an act of biological warfare, Iran must strengthen itself.

 

Nader Talebzadeh: "[Dr. Barrett] has a picture of the martyr [Qasem] Soleimani. He put it there deliberately. I didn't tell him to put it there, he did it himself.

 

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"It's interesting that you put the image of the martyr Soleimani, the Iranian martyr. All these things happened after that huge funeral, and also the American media and the American president... Both parties claim that he is the biggest terrorist and the biggest force of evil, whereas we know who he was and what he did against ISIS. And it all started after that. Do you have any interpretation about this [cataclysm], as we sat in the Quranic language, that has happened in the real of corona... Do you have an interpretation about that?"

 

Dr. Kevin Barrett: "Yes, I suspect that the same leaders who ordered the murder of General Soleimani also may have unleashed the coronavirus as an act of biological warfare, primarily against China and Iran.

 

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"The people around Trump are all afraid of a country like China becoming stronger. To stop China, they must stop its economy from getting stronger. To do that they have to cripple the entire world economy."

 

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Talebzadeh: "[Dr. Barret] used to be Christian, and he converted to Islam. He has become a lover of the Prophet Muhammad's family."

 

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Dr. Ali Karami: "All the intellectuals in the world know the NSSM-200 document. It has to do with America's national security. It was written by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. This document was recently declassified, and out friends are welcome to read its full version. In it is Kissinger's famous statement: 'We will control governments by means of oil, and we will control nations by means of food.' What this resulted in is a project called 'depopulation.' Look at what Henry Kissinger said. He said that depopulation should be the highest priority of U.S. foreign policy. Epidemics and viruses are among the ways to control the world population. As the American doctor said, healthcare for seniors in the U.S. is very expensive. They are not productive and do not contribute to the economy, but they still incur costs. It is strange that coronavirus kills older people. It is interesting that in hospitals, they are leaving the older people in the hallways to die. This is how people like Trump and Boris Johnson think. Trump called it 'the Chinese virus,' and [Johnson] has referred to 'herd immunity.' The exact meaning of this term is evolution, meaning that the strong will survive and the weak will die. I will conclude with this: Look at this U.S. Patent. In 2014, they patented the coronavirus. Academics should look at the U.S. Patent registry. In 2014, 2017, and 2018, the coronaviruses were being patented. They are even patenting the virus just like they patented our saffron, and just like they stole our genome."

 

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Ayatollah Mohammad Mehdi Mirbagheri: "Let's say that they create a virus, and it backfires and entangles them... We aren't very concerned about this, but if this is really a biological war, we absolutely must strengthen ourselves. If this is really a biological war, we have no choice but to strengthen ourselves. As the Quran says: 'Prepare against them however you can.' We must strengthen ourselves and cause the balance of power to favor us.

 

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"The abilities demonstrated by our health apparatus, by our industries, and by our scientific and medical communities have proven that [we] are not lagging behind the international community. They make it unnecessary for us to listen to the WHO's [World Health Organization] protocols. The WHO is the target of many accusations. As you know, all the organizations that belong to the U.N. have been accused of making big schemes. This includes the World Bank, the IMF [International Military Fund], and the WTO [World Trade Organization.] As you know, these have all been accused of leaving the third world in poverty. The WHO is being accused of creating global pandemics. All the documents about this have already been published. I do not need to show them."

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