Humanity was once again surprised by the decision of the United States to block the vote in the UN Security Council last Friday on a resolution aimed at a global ceasefire during the covid-19 pandemic.
This time, the absurd excuse presented by Washington to prevent this initiative was that the document contained a mention of the World Health Organization (WHO), according to AFP.
The draft resolution, sponsored by France and Tunisia, called for a cessation of hostilities in areas of armed conflict and a “humanitarian pause” so that governments can better deal with the consequences of the pandemic. Its vote had been supported by all members of the Security Council – except the US, for the reasons given above – and responded to the call for an immediate global ceasefire made by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on 23 March.
This diplomatic action leaves the United States once again isolated from the international community, after President Donald Trump announced on April 14 the suspension of his country’s funding to the WHO, in the midst of the fight against the pandemic.
(Taken from Granma)