a flowed b (a followed b)


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In the following sentence, which event happend first A or B?

The XX government delared that AIDS could harm national security(A) The announcement followed an intelligence report that high rate of HIV infections could lead to widespread political problems. (B)

I mean did the announcement happen first or intelligence report happened first?

Aftern an intelligence report ....., the XX government declared that... or

After the XX government delared that, an intelligence report that...

Which one is correct? I am very confused.
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