WHO’s Tedros Adhanom Rejects Pompeo’s Accusations: “False and Unacceptable”

On Thursday, the director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, described as “false and unacceptable” the accusations made by the Secretary of State of the United States (USA), Mike Pompeo, who asserted that the official was “bought” by China.

“The comments are false and unacceptable and without the slightest foundation,” said Tedros, quoted in a note from the German news website DW Español.

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In this regard, he reiterated his rejection of the strategy trying to politicize the coronavirus pandemic, which has been promoted by the US government since the early days of the pandemic.

Pompeo’s allegations against the high ranking United Nations (UN) official came last Tuesday during a closed-door meeting with parliamentarians in London, UK.

This was reported by US media which indicated that the head of US diplomacy called the organization “political” and accused the WHO director of having been “bought by the Chinese government,” to whom he owes his election as director general.

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During the meeting with the British, the US secretary — also — held the WHO responsible for the more than 40,000 deaths from Covid-19 registered in the United Kingdom.

Since the first cases of Covid-19 coronavirus were detected in the US, Trump’s regimes has attacked the international body from which the North American nation has announced its withdrawal, as an excuse to cover the catastrophic handling of the pandemic on US soil.

Similarly, it alleges that neither the WHO nor China did enough to manage the pandemic in the world, despite the fact that the WHO and the Asian giant offered their knowledge and gave all the necessary information to control the situation since the very beginning and while China provided the genetic map of the virus in record time to the WHO.

Featured image: WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Maria Van Kerkhove, Chief Technical Director. Photo courtesy of Christopher Black/WHO

(Ultimas Noticias) with OT content

Translation: OT/JRE/EF