The war of words between US President Donald Trump and China continues, against the backdrop of the new Corona virus, and the role of the World Health Organization in addressing this pandemic.
On Tuesday, China responded to Trump's accusations of the World Health Organization that it ignored reports of the spread of the new corona virus in Wuhan in December 2019, and that Chinese President Xi Jinping pressed the organization to say that the virus did not pose a health threat to the world.
Beijing has accused Trump of evading his responsibilities towards the World Health Organization, after threatening to withdraw from the UN, and giving her a month to carry out fundamental reforms, otherwise she will face a freeze in funding and a suspension of US membership in it.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Legian said that Trump aims to "tarnish China's image" and "evade his responsibilities" related to his obligations to the organization, according to Agence France-Presse.
Donald Trump had given the World Health Organization (WHO), Tuesday, 30 days for fundamental reforms, and made clear in a letter to the organization that it ignored reports of the spread of the new corona virus in Wuhan in late December, and said that the organization "published misleading information about the Corona virus, especially since it does not Transmitted between humans. "
Trump confirmed that the World Health Organization had failed to publicly invite China to open an independent investigation into the source of the Corona virus, the cause of the Covid-19 epidemic.
According to Trump, the Chinese president pressured the organization to say that the virus does not pose a health threat to the world.
It is noteworthy that Trump, for weeks, has been accusing the "global health" of not issuing a sufficiently early warning about the virus and blindly failing behind China with covering up the scale of the epidemic when it appeared in Wuhan.
It is noteworthy that the United States is the largest financier of the World Health Organization, with a financial contribution amounting to about 450 million dollars annually.
On the other hand, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said yesterday, Monday, that it is too early to initiate an investigation into the origins and spread of the Corona virus, which has caused the death of more than 300 thousand people around the world, according to Reuters.
The ministry spokesman said that the vast majority of countries in the world believe that the epidemic is not over.