The US National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, accused Russia and China of using intimidation and pressure on other countries to accept their Corona vaccines.
The United States was subjected to severe criticism, and it was said that it refrains from sharing its vaccines with other countries of the world, and that it is storing almost all of its doses for the American benefit alone, in continuation of the policies that have been followed since the beginning of the pandemic during the era of former President Donald Trump.
But the US official made it clear that, under normal circumstances, the United States was supposed to outperform both countries with regard to the rate of distributing doses of the vaccines produced, and that it had achieved many of that by the end of June.
He told the BBC, before the G7 summit this week, that the vaccine diplomacy pursued by the two countries, as he put it, had achieved more than it should.
He predicted that in the end, the United States and the Western democracies would prevail and would be the party that did so much to help end this epidemic.