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International criminal lawyer to ST: Trump's decision to halt WHO funding is an "attack on humanity"

International criminal lawyer in Canada Christopher C. Black has described US president Donald Trump's decision on cutting funding for the World Health Organization ( WHO) as an "attack on humanity and on the principles of international cooperation."

In a statement to Syria Times e-newspaper, the lawyer has made it cleat that the UN is a body dedicated to world peace and  to create conditions for world peace inlcuding the health and welfare of humanity. 
"Cutting funding for the WHO, under pretexts, in order to punish it for doing its jobs of reporting the US failures to heed its warnings about the virus, is an attack on humanity and on the principles of international cooperation," Mr. Black affirmed. 
The United States funds $400 million to $500 million to the WHO each year.
Democratic lawmakers say President Trump does not have authority to unilaterally withhold spending from the World Health Organization, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling his move illegal.
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