October 26, 2021

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The US blocked a UN resolution on the coronavirus truce after China pushed WHO to say

Trump praised China's response to pandemic in past remarks

The US rejected any reference to WHO in the text of the resolution, and also rejected an alternative that did not explicitly mention the name of the organization – and instead cited “UN special health agencies,” two diplomatic sources told CNN. The United States to block Friday’s election The efforts they have been working on for more than six weeks have stalled, and they fear it will not be revived.

“This discussion is being held hostage by issues that have nothing to do with the real problem at stake. Instead it has been turned into a battle between the US and China,” a diplomat at the UN Security Council told CNN. “We are back to square one.”

The US has also blocked the expression of global unity at the G7 and G20 meetings because of anger towards China and WHO.

Last month, President Donald Trump stopped funding to WHO because of “his role in mismanaging and covering up the spread of the corona virus.” The US Department of State and International Development Agency are directing funds for the pandemic to various health organizations.

China urged the resolution to include references to WHO’s efforts, which prompted rejection from the US.

A State Department spokesman said the Trump administration did want the UNSC to call for a global ceasefire, but said that China was hampering efforts from succeeding.

“In our view, the aim is to support the Secretary General’s call for a global ceasefire. Unfortunately, the PRC has determined to use this resolution to advance false narratives about its response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan,” the spokesman said. “In our view, the Council must continue with a limited resolution to support for a ceasefire, or an expanded resolution that fully addresses the need for renewed member states’ commitments for transparency and accountability in the context of COVID-19.”

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The spokesman also said China “repeatedly blocked compromises that would allow the Council to move forward.”

UN Secretary General António Guterres has repeatedly called for a global ceasefire and praised the state and non-state actors who have advocated for this impetus.
Obama said the White House's response to the corona virus was & # 39; absolute chaotic catastrophe
The rift between the US and China continues to grow, as the US calls on China to be transparent and provide more information to the world about the origin of the virus and China alleges that the US lied about the origin of the virus. The Trump administration has become the leading voice in criticizing how China handled the plague during the first few weeks.
State Department officials repeatedly pointed to the US as the country that provided the most funding for the international crisis – almost $ 6.5 billion in government and non-government contributions, State Secretary Mike Pompeo said earlier this week. Pompeo said the figure was more than 12 times the contribution of China to the pandemic

The Trump administration official also said that if China were more transparent from the start – which could potentially prevent the new corona virus from turning into a pandemic – lives would be saved.

Trump also played down the virus from the start and his administration has been criticized for its disjointed response to the pandemic, which has kept his government under fire.