Xinhua News Agency, Washington, May 29 (Reporter Liu Pinran) US President Trump said on the 29th that the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization.
Trump said at the White House press conference on the afternoon of the 29th that because the WHO “refuses to implement the reforms requested by the US”, the United States will terminate its relationship with WHO and redeploy the dues paid to the organization elsewhere.
Trump sent a letter to WHO Director-General Tan Desai on the 18th of this month, threatening that if WHO is not committed to making "substantial improvements" in the next 30 days, the US will stop paying membership dues to WHO and rethink Within the organization. The move has attracted criticism in the international community and the United States.
Trump announced on April 14 that the United States suspended payment of dues to WHO and demanded accountability for WHO ’s actions in the epidemic. Elliot Engel, chairman of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee and Democrat, announced on the same month that he would initiate an investigation into the Trump administration ’s decision to suspend WHO ’s dues.
According to the statistics of the new crown epidemic situation released by Johns Hopkins University on the 29th, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of the new crown in the United States exceeded 1.74 million, and the cumulative deaths exceeded 100,000.