Chinese Ambassador to the UN Zhang Jun strongly attacked the United States on Thursday, which again accused China of being responsible for the spread of COVID-19, during a video conference of the Council on the future of global governance in which several heads of state and ministers participated.
” That's enough! You have created enough problems in the world, ”Zhang Jun said at the end of the session under the impassive eye of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
“Before I point fingers at others, what is the cause of the 7 million cases of disease and more than 200,000 deaths in the United States? “Asked the Chinese ambassador, accusing Washington of spreading” the virus of disinformation “, of” lying “, of” deceiving “.
“It will not solve any problem”, “stop politicizing the virus”, “a great power must behave like a great power”, he insisted, before receiving strong support from his Russian counterpart Vasily Nebenzia.
During the meeting chaired by the President of Niger Issoufou Mahamadou and in which the Tunisian and Estonian leaders participated in particular, and the heads of diplomacy Sergei Lavrov (Russia) and Jean-Yves Le Drian (France), the American ambassador Kelly Craft reiterated the accusations made by Donald Trump on Tuesday before the United Nations General Assembly.
“I am stunned, I am ashamed of this Council, disgusted by the content of today's debate” and of its members who have chosen “to focus on political grudges rather than on the crucial question” asked, had affirmed the American diplomat at the beginning of her speech.
“The decision of the Chinese Communist Party to hide the origins of this virus, to minimize its danger and to suppress scientific cooperation, has transformed a local epidemic into a global pandemic”, she then denounced in her speech. “Most importantly, these decisions cost hundreds of thousands of lives around the world. Hundreds of thousands “.
During the volley of green wood launched in return by the Chinese ambassador, Kelly Craft had disappeared from the screen, replaced by a second-rank diplomat from the American mission to the UN.