Donald Trump threatens to permanently freeze WHO funds in 30 days

WASHINGTON: Threatened on Monday to permanently freeze US funds for World Health Organization unless substantive improvements have been made within the next 30 days.

Washington suspended funding to the WHO in mid-April, accusing it of being too close to Beijing and covering up and mishandling the pandemic.

On Monday, Trump tweeted images of a letter he sent to WHO chief Ghebreyesus, informing the director-general that "if the World Health Organization does not commit to major substantive improvements within the next 30 days, I will make my temporary freeze of United States funding to the World Health Organization permanent and reconsider our membership in the organization."