The issue of the coronavirus epidemic has been hotly debated in UN Security Council meetings. The United States, China and Russia are engulfed in controversies on Thursday by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The issue was raised in a report by Qatar-based Al Jazeera.
Highlighting the failure of global leadership to deal with the epidemic, Guterres said that coronovirus had gone out of control due to lack of global preparedness, cooperation, unity and solidarity, and nearly a million people had died. More than 32 million people have been affected by Corona.
Guterres told the 15-member Security Council meeting that the epidemic was a test of international cooperation. That exam failed. If this is how the climate crisis progresses, my fear is that the situation may worsen.
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump called for action against China to spread the Corona plague worldwide. More than 200,000 people have died in Corona in the United States. The country has blamed Beijing for the epidemic. However, China has denied the allegations.
Chinese Ambassador Zhang Jun expressed displeasure over US Ambassador Kelly Craft’s rejection of the allegations at a virtual Security Council meeting. That’s enough. You have already created many crises for the world. In the United States, blaming others does not solve one’s crisis.
In a speech in English, the Chinese ambassador asked why the United States is the most affected and dying despite having the most advanced medical technology and systems in the world. If anyone is to blame, it is to blame some American politicians.
Russia’s ambassador to the United States has said in a statement that the United States is “completely isolated.”
Sino-American tensions have escalated into a prolonged epidemic. China’s growing influence in the event of an epidemic is seen as a threat to Washington’s traditional leadership.
US Ambassador Craft criticized the ambassadors of various countries at the Security Council meeting. “Shame on you all,” he said. I am surprised and unable to accept the contents of today’s meeting. I am really ashamed of this council. Members of this council are trying to gain political mileage instead of talking about the current crisis. what is the situation!
Diplomats said they were surprised by the way the US ambassador spoke. Kraft left the meeting before the Chinese ambassador spoke.
A diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that Kraft was “very aggressive” at the end of a “consensus session”.
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nancy Soderbergh said the agency was a center of world power. This position of the Security Council proves how broken the global system is in dealing with Corona.
He said that it has reached a point where there is no turning back. All countries should work together in their own interests and take steps to ensure the safety of their people.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the epidemic has deepened the division between the two countries. “We see individual countries taking advantage of the current situation for their narrow interests,” he said.
China’s top diplomat Wang Yi has called for better coordination and cooperation.