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Trump Announces US Is Exiting Paris Climate Pact
Jun 02, 2017

China Daily reported that US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday afternoon that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, the global climate pact that was sanctioned by his predecessor and nearly 200 other world leaders.

The president confirmed America's "withdrawal" in a nearly half-hour speech in the White House Rose Garden, fulfilling a top campaign pledge.

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"As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country," Trump said.

The president said the 2015 accord had given other countries an unfair advantage over US industry and destroyed American jobs.

"So we're getting out but we'll start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair. And if we can, that's great. And if we can't, that's fine," he said.