Donald Trump will announce withdrawal from Paris climate deal, says official
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Donald Trump will announce withdrawal from Paris climate deal, says official

Trump is set to argue that the agreement is a bad deal for Americans, and the White House has told allies it was signed by President Barack Obama out of “desperation”.

world Updated: Jun 02, 2017 00:31 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Washington
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US President Donald Trump is set to argue that the Paris climate agreement is a bad deal for Americans (AP)

US President Donald Trump will announce on Thursday plans to withdraw from the Paris climate deal, a US official told AFP, signalling a policy shift with wide-ranging repercussions for the climate and America’s ties with its allies.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said Trump will confirm America’s “withdrawal” during a statement in the White House Rose Garden.

Trump is set to argue that the agreement is a bad deal for Americans.

The White House has told allies it was signed by President Barack Obama out of “desperation”.

Although details and the timeframe are still unclear, Trump will argue he is keeping a campaign promise to “put American workers first”.

First Published: Jun 02, 2017 00:31 IST