WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will inform the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday it “need to hold China accountable for their actions” connected to the coronavirus pandemic.
” The Chinese government, and the World Health Organization– which is practically controlled by China– falsely stated that there was no proof of human-to-human transmission,” Trump will state, according to excerpts released ahead of delivery.
” Later, they incorrectly said individuals without symptoms would not spread out the disease … The United Nations should hold China accountable for their actions,” he will state.
Trump taped his speech on Monday at the White House for shipment from another location to the General Assembly, which assembled virtually this week.
The president guaranteed to distribute a vaccine and said: “We will defeat the infection, we will beat the virus, and we will end the pandemic” and go into a brand-new era of prosperity, cooperation and peace.
Trump, a frequent critic of the United Nations, also said in the excerpts that if the UN is to be efficient, it should focus on “the real problems of the world” like “terrorism, the injustice of women, forced labor, drug trafficking, human and sex trafficking, religious persecution, and the ethnic cleansing of spiritual minorities.”
Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Howard Goller
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