Trump threatens to permanently halt WHO funding, review U.S. membership

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The President of the US, Donald Trump threatened on Monday to permanently halt funding for the World Health Organization, WHO if it did not commit to improvements within 30 days, and to reconsider US membership of the agency.

Earlier last month, Donald Trump suspended US contributions to the World Health Organization, accusing it of promoting Chinese disinformation about the novel coronavirus outbreak and lack of transparency. The World Health Organization denied the accusation

“that is why it is my duty, as President of the United States, to inform you that, if the World Health Organization does not commit to major substantive improvements within the next 30 days, I will make my temporary freeze of United States funding to the World Health Organization permanent and reconsider our membership in the organization. ”

“I cannot allow American taxpayer dollars to continue to finance an organization that, in its present state, is so clearly not serving America’s interests”

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