US could “go back in” Paris Agreement, says Trump

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Washington, Jan 11: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that Washington could “conceivably” go back to the global Paris climate agreement, from which he announced the withdrawal last year.

Addressing a presser with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, Trump stated: “We could conceivably go back in.”

However, he insisted that Paris Agreement, which was signed by the international community in 2015 with the aim of combating climate change by limiting global temperature rise to well below two degrees Celsius, was “a bad deal” and “very unfair” to America.

“The Paris Accord really would have taken away our competitive edge, and we’re not going to let that happen. I’m not going to let that happen,” he further added.

Trump’s statement indicates that his position was actually unchanged from a year ago.

US President’s decision in June last year to pull America out of the landmark global accord has sparked a wave of anger and dismay at home and also a chorus of disapproval abroad.

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