It's very rare that the Islamic Republic and the only Jewish state on Earth actually see eye to eye on an issue, but it happened this week.
High ranking members of the Iranian and Israel governments both believe the current mutated version of the coronavirus, COVID 19, is a manmade biological warfare experiment.
An Iranian military leader has suggested that the coronavirus is not a naturally occurring disease, and that it is a manmade bioweapon cultivated and released against China and Iran by a ‘hostile state’.
Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, an Iranian officer in charge of the country’s Civil Defense Organization claimed Tuesday that “A study of the consequences of the virus in terms of tolls or the extent of the epidemic and the type of media propaganda over this issue that is aimed at increasing fear and panic among people strengthens the speculations that a biological attack has been launched against China and Iran with economic goals.”
To be clear, Iran isn't blaming China; they believe the United States is behind the deadly virus.
An Israel official, on the other hand, made a similar observation but didn't go so far as to blame the United States.
China has slammed Israel’s recent claim that the lethal new Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originated from the mainland’s leaked biological warfare lab in the city of Wuhan as Chinese researchers are busy making vaccines to contain the epidemic that has affected 16 countries so far.
Dany Shoham—a former Israeli military intelligence officer—recently claimed that China had intentionally leaked the new coronavirus from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. This is the only institution capable of dealing with such lethal viruses and is closely linked with China’s biological warfare program. “Certain laboratories in the institute have probably been engaged,in terms of research and development, in Chinese biological weapons, at least collaterally, yet not as a principal facility of the Chinese BW alignment,” Shoham said in an interview with the Washington Times.
South Korean soldiers wear protective suits for disinfection operation in the Seocho district of Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, March 5, 2020. South Korea's government said its seeking a 11.7 trillion won ($9.8 billion) extra budget to help businesses hit by the worlds second-largest coronavirus outbreak, joining policy makers around the globe intensifying responses to the epidemic. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images