Today, Wednesday, statements were rejected by President Donald Trump's decision to suspend funding for the World Health Organization, which was denounced by two American representatives, as well as by Germany, Russia, China and the European Union.
US House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Elliot Engel criticized Trump's decision, stressing the need to conduct an investigation into the organization's management of the Corona epidemic, and accused the Trump administration of seeking to blame the World Health Organization, China and political opponents.
Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy called the decision irrational, especially as the world is facing the worst epidemic in a century.
In turn, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that the best investment in fighting the epidemic would be through strengthening the United Nations, especially the under-funded World Health Organization (WHO), which is developing and distributing tests and vaccines.
Diamond stressed on Twitter the need to find close international cooperation in fighting the Corona epidemic, adding that the virus knows no borders, and what he called mutual blame will not help anything.
European Union Foreign Minister Josip Borrell expressed his "deep regret" at Trump's decision, and wrote in a tweet that there was no reason to justify it at a time when the efforts of the World Health Organization are "more necessary than ever".
"Only by joining forces can we overcome this boundless crisis," he added.
|Mas: Mutual blame will not help (Anadolu Agency)|
The Russian Foreign Ministry also criticized Trump's decision, saying in a statement that "the important thing for the United States is to find guilty of bogus evidence to prove their innocence."
She added that American politicians accuse Russia of being behind the defeat of Hillary Clinton in the presidential elections, and they also blame President Vladimir Putin for the problems in the American health care system.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said in a statement, "China will discuss relevant issues according to the needs of the situation."
He added that the outbreak of the virus, which has infected nearly two million people worldwide, has reached a critical stage, and that Washington's decision will affect all countries of the world.
Trump said yesterday, "Today I am ordering the suspension of WHO funding, while a review is being conducted to assess the organization's role in severe mismanagement and obfuscation of the outbreak of the new Corona virus."
In the first international response, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the time was not right to reduce the resources of the World Health Organization or any other humanitarian organization fighting Corona, calling for the need for subsequent reviews to find out the reasons for the outbreak of the epidemic.
He also called on the international community to unite and work in solidarity to stop the spread of Corona and its devastating consequences.
The director of the organization, Tedros Adhanom Gebresus, called on world leaders not to politicize the crisis resulting from the outbreak of the Corona virus, saying that he expects the continuation of American funding with the traditional support of the Republican and Democratic parties.