US-China tensions overshadow UN summit


President Trump spoke briefly and eloquently against China at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, highlighting the differences between the nations of the world amid calls for unity on the Coronavirus crisis that has led to the annual gathering. Changed to virtual session.

US-China tensions overshadow UN summit


The president called on the World Health Organization to hold China accountable for the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic and attacked the World Health Organization for its involvement in the crisis with Beijing.

"The United Nations should hold China accountable for its actions," Trump said in a pre-recorded remarks from the White House.

His remarks were immediately denied’ by China's envoy to the United States, Zhang Jun, who dismissed the "baseless" allegations and argued, "not to spread any political virus".

Zhang was one of the few American delegates to sit in a socially far-fetched fashion in the largely empty General Assembly Hall at the World Bank's headquarters in New York. Re-recorded remarks by several world leaders played on the big screens in the hall.

In his opening remarks, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the podium was told’ that "COVID-19 epidemics have exceeded our annual meeting of recognition" and that the World Health Organization There is a "fundamental moment" in responding to the crisis, the recession and growing threats to human rights.

"In an interconnected world, now is the time to recognize a simple fact: solidarity is self-interest," he said. "If we fail to understand this fact, everyone loses."

The Secretary-General also warned of tensions between the United States and China, saying, "we are moving in a very dangerous direction. Our world cannot afford a future where two great economies divide the world into one great dissolution." Have access to your business and financial laws and the Internet and artificial intelligence capabilities. "

Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a previously recorded remarks to the body called for an end to tensions with the US president.

"We must see each other as members of the same large family, co-operate in victory and not fall into the trap of 'clash of civilizations' over ideological conflicts," he said.

French President Emmanuel Macron has criticized the Trump administration's "maximum pressure campaign" on sanctions on Tehran and allies have distanced themselves from the United States over its policies on Iran.

Macron rejected efforts to re-impose US sanctions despite pulling out of the joint comprehensive plan.

"The strategy of increasing pressure in recent years has not made it possible to end Iran's destabilization activities," Macron said.

He added: "That is why France, together with its German and British partners, will continue to demand full implementation of the 2015 Vienna Agreement and will not accept violations by Iran. Will. "

Trump announced last week that he was imposing sanctions on Iran in an attempt to block the October arms embargo on Iran under the JCPOA.

Macron on Tuesday called for an international response to Iran's ballistic missile activities and its destabilizing actions in the region.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in his remarks in the General Assembly left the United States behind and rejected the Trump administration's sanctions campaign.

"The United States cannot impose negotiations or war on us," he said.

Trump's recent mediation of official diplomatic relations between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain also drew a response from world leaders.

Brazil's right-wing and People's Republican president Jair Bolsonaro hailed the agreements as "the best news."

Bolsonaro, who is often compared’ to Trump for his actions and hyperbole and attacked the media in his own statement in the General Assembly called the president's "peace and prosperity plans" for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Continuing his support behind Features an associated vision for conflict resolution ".

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made critical remarks, criticizing Trump's peace proposal, saying the so-called Century Agreement is a "surrender document" for the Palestinians and a "dirty hand" for Israel to reach Jerusalem. "

Tuesday marked the first full day of the Virtual Forum, which will continue on Wednesday, but it had very few theatrical styles or live crowd reactions that explained the previous sessions.

At the time, technical difficulties had temporarily eliminated Bolsenaro's comments, and his video was blacked out’ before it could be’ resumed. The rest of the day went by without any major technology hiccups.


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