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We are terminating our relation with WHO : Trump
US President Donald Trump has stated that US is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization.
He added that the US will redirect funds from WHO to other organizations.
“China has total control over WHO despite only paying $40 million a year compared to what US has been paying which is approximately $450 million a year, WHO has failed to enact the requested reforms”, he further added.
He also attacked China on several issues like origin of the coronavirus, recent development in Hong Kong, border disputes in the South China Sea and human rights abuses, including measures aimed at punishing China.
“The world is now suffering as a result of the malfeasance of the Chinese government,” he says, adding that China “instigated a global pandemic that has cost over 100,000 American lives”.
China, he said, “pressured the World Health Organisation to mislead the world” about the virus.
“Countless lives have been taken and profound economic hardship has been inflicted all around the globe,” he adds.
Trump’s criticism of the WHO started last month when he threatened to permanently withdraw US funding if the body did not “commit to major substantive improvements in the next 30 days”.