03:00 GMT04 June 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States has picked a wrong time to stop funding the World Health Organization as the world battles against the coronavirus pandemic, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

    "We think the country [US]'s position is not constructive and its statements are untimely and counterproductive in light of the ever-growing pandemic," Maria Zakharova told reporters at a briefing.

    US President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to cut off funding for the UN health agency after accusing it of being "China-centric."

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said later that the administration would make sure that WHO was delivering on taxpayer dollars.

    Mike Pompeo, China, Donald Trump, World Health Organisation, United States, Russia
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