Washington may offer an alternative to the World Health Organization (WHO) because it failed to cope with the spread of COVID-19. This possibility was not ruled out by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his Wednesday speech on Fox Business.
Asked by the journalist about the U.S. administration’s plans to create a new organization with WHO functions, Pompeo said the White House is now assessing “which further actions are the best”.
“The President has set us a clear goal: WHO cannot be allowed to fail again. It is unacceptable that hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars go to WHO if it does not perform its tasks,” he added.
According to the Foreign Minister, the U.S. side intends to “find a way” in which the U.S. “as always, would be a leader in developing measures in the field of international health.
April 14, U.S. President Donald Trump said that Washington was terminating funding for WHO because the organization made mistakes and concealed data on the spread of coronavirus. The day before, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the White House’s desire to find those responsible for the pandemic and bring them to justice.
UN Secretary General António Guterres then said that the US had chosen the wrong time to stop funding WHO.