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Trump sent Congress a notice of official US withdrawal from WHO


US President Donald Trump has officially notified Congress of the country's withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO).


"Congress received a notification that the US president officially removed the country from WHO amid a pandemic," Senator Bob Menendez said on Twitter in his microblog on Twitter.

A WHO spokeswoman confirmed that the organization received a formal U.S. notice of withdrawal from the organization.

In mid-April, Trump decided to temporarily suspend United States involvement in WHO pending an investigation into the organization’s unsuccessful response to the COVID-19 outbreak. He also suspended funding for the organization. In order to leave WHO, in accordance with the rules introduced with the participation of the United States in 1948, a member country must file a one-year notice and pay off all arrears of membership dues. At the end of June, the United States owed this United Nations structure $ 198 million in contributions.

In late May, the American leader announced that WHO had refused to carry out the necessary reforms, and therefore Washington is breaking all ties with this organization.

House Speaker Democrat Nancy Pelosi called Trump’s decision rash. “This is completely insane because WHO is coordinating the global fight against coronavirus. Millions of lives are in danger, and the president is hampering international efforts to fight the virus!” she wrote on Twitter.

And US presidential candidate Democrat Joe Biden said that if he wins the election, he will restore the country's membership in the World Health Organization. "Americans feel more secure when America is strengthening global health. On my first day as president, I will join WHO and regain our leadership on the world stage," Biden wrote on Twitter .

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