US Officially Announces Its Withdrawal from WHO

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President Donald Trump today notified the UN Secretary General of this decision President Donald Trump on Tuesday officially launched the United States withdrawal mechanism from the World Health Organization (WHO). The United States is the largest sponsor of WHO which is fighting against various diseases around the world. A State Department spokeswoman said Trump told UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the US is withdrawing from WHO and stops paying an annual contribution of $ 400 million. The decision will enter into force within a year - until July 6, 2021. If Democrat Joe Biden wins the presidential election, he will probably reverse his predecessor’s decision, and the United States will remain part of WHO. Spokesman for the UN Secretary General Stephane Dujarric confirmed information on the US withdrawal from WHO. Democratic lawmaker Robert Menendez, co-chair of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called the president’s response to WHO’s actions “chaotic and incoherent.” Trump accused WHO of being biased against Beijing, saying the organization ignored the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in China. Eliot Engel, chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, also condemned the US withdrawal from WHO. “It would be bad policy to pull out of the world’s leading body coordinating global health efforts under any circumstances, especially during a global pandemic,” said Democrat Congressman. Deflecting blame onto the WHO won’t reverse the administration’s mistakes or undo the suffering our country has endured.”