The official's comments come nearly a week after President Donald Trump sent a letter to the WHO threatening to permanently halt funding.
President Donald J. Trump has announced the U.S. intends to exit the "Open Skies" treaty. The 34-nation agreement allows the United States, Russia and other countries to conduct observation flights over each other's territories in the interests of transparency and international security. Speaking to reporters about Russia's violations of the treaty, Trump said: "We're going to pull out, and they're going to come back and want to make a deal. We've had a very good relationship lately with Russia." While the Trump administration is citing Russia's violations of the agreement as the main reason for the U.S. withdrawal, Russian experts and government officials believe that the abrupt decision...
Iran's president on Saturday warned the United States not to interfere with a shipment of oil bound for Venezuela after the South American nation said it would provide an armed escort for the tankers. In a statement posted on his website, Hassan Rouhani said the United States had created "unacceptable conditions" in different parts of the world, but that Iran would "by no means" be the one to initiate conflict.
Brazil became the world No. 2 hotspot for coronavirus cases on Friday, second only to the United States, after it confirmed that 330,890 people had been infected by the virus, overtaking Russia, the Health Ministry said. Brazil registered 1,001 daily coronavirus deaths on Friday, taking total deaths to 21,048, according to the Health Ministry. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has been widely criticized for his handling of the outbreak and is at the center too of a deepening political crisis.
One worker, Carmelita, says she's been working illegally in the country for 13 years picking strawberries, and doesn't feel very "essential."