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Trump planning to pull US out of Paris climate deal

A White House official told AP that Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.

Donald Trump File photo of Donald Trump. Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File

US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump’s administration is poised to announce its withdrawal from the Paris climate deal, US media have reported.

A White House official told AP that Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.

However, the official said there may be “caveats in the language” that Trump uses to announce the withdrawal – leaving open the possibility that the decision isn’t final.

The official insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the decision before the official announcement.

Trump himself tweeted that he would be announcing his decision on the Paris climate change deal over the “the next few days”.

trump Source: Twitter

Nearly 200 nations, including the United States, agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change.

During Trump’s overseas trip last week, European leaders pressed him to keep the US in the landmark agreement.

However, the US leader broke with tradition during last week’s G7 summit by failing to commit the US to the Paris agreement.

During his election campaign Trump repeatedly vowed to pull out the deal, which he said was bad for US business and manufacturing.

Several US media including CBS, ABC and Politico also reported that the White House was expected to announce a withdrawal from the accord once details have been worked out.

With reporting from AFP and Cormac Fitzgerald

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