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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.

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