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US notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization

The pullout won't take effect until a year from now, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration or if circumstances change.

News 12 Staff

Jul 7, 2020, 9:52 PM

Updated 1,443 days ago

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US notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization.
The pullout won't take effect until a year from now, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration or if circumstances change.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, says he will reverse the decision on his first day in office if elected. But the withdrawal notification makes good on President Donald Trump's vow in late May to terminate U.S. participation in the WHO.
Trump has harshly criticized the WHO for its response to the coronavirus pandemic and accused it of bowing to Chinese influence.

By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer


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