"The recent decision by the US will not contribute to the process of settlement in the Middle East [since] a fair solution to the problem of Palestinian refugees is an integral part of that process," Fedor Strzhizhovskiy said.
The US State Department spokeswoman, Heather Nauert, said Friday the United States would no longer make any contributions to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
A spokesman for the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency rejected Saturday US claims that the charity was "irredeemably flawed" after the United States cut funding for its aid programs.
"UNRWA expresses deep regret and disappointment at the US’ announcement that it will no longer provide funding to the Agency after decades of staunch political and financial support," Chris Gunness said.
3. We reject in the strongest possible terms the criticism that UNRWA’s schools, health centers, and emergency assistance programs are “irredeemably flawed”. RT— Chris Gunness (@ChrisGunness) 31 августа 2018 г.
In January, the State Department announced a freeze on $65 million out of the planned $125 million for the UNRWA this year. The decision came after US President Donald Trump said that Palestinians lacked the willingness to hold peace talks with Israel and had no respect for the United States, despite the financial aid it provided.