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Trump at UN blames China for coronavirus

US President delivered an address on the first day of the UN General Assembly Tuesday.

The address was delivered by video instead of at the UN headquarters in New York due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In his address, the president blamed the Chinese government and the World Health Organization for deceiving the international community on the nature of the coronavirus.

“The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions,” Trump told the Assembly, calling the disease “the China virus.”

“In the earliest days of the virus, China locked down travel domestically while allowing flights to leave China and infect the world,” Trump said.

“The Chinese government, and the World Health Organization — which is virtually controlled by China — falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission,” he said. “Later, they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease.”

Later in his address, Trump praised American government’s handling of the pandemic, saying that fatalities had declined 85% in the US.

Turning to the Middle East, Trump said that “we reached a landmark breakthrough with two peace deals in the Middle East after decades of no progress. Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain all signed a historic peace agreement in the White House, with many other Middle Eastern countries to come. They are coming fast, and they know it’s great for them and it’s great for the world.”

Source: Arutz Sheva