Disagreement on WHO hindering U.N. Security Council conference: RIA

Reuters Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Russia said on Wednesday that differences between other nations over the role of the World Health Organization have delayed a video conference being organized between the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, the RIA news agency reported.

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