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Germany: Trump’s decision to pull US out of Paris deal 'utterly regrettable' – Merkel02:07

Germany: Trump’s decision to pull US out of Paris deal 'utterly regrettable' – Merkel

Germany, Berlin
June 2, 2017 at 09:37 GMT -00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called US' decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement "utterly regrettable" and pledged "more decisive action than ever" on climate change, speaking from Berlin on Friday.

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump announced that the country would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

Trump's decision to withdraw from the climate accord is said to have been influenced by a letter signed by 22 Republican US senators who sent a two-page letter last week urging him to hold to his campaign pledge and pull out.

The Paris Agreement is the first legally-binding global deal aimed at reducing climate emissions in the fight against climate change. Together the US and China represent almost 40 percent of all global emissions. In 2013 Trump tweeted that global warming was "a total and very expensive hoax".

Germany: Trump’s decision to pull US out of Paris deal 'utterly regrettable' – Merkel02:07
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel called US' decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement "utterly regrettable" and pledged "more decisive action than ever" on climate change, speaking from Berlin on Friday.

On Thursday, US President Donald Trump announced that the country would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

Trump's decision to withdraw from the climate accord is said to have been influenced by a letter signed by 22 Republican US senators who sent a two-page letter last week urging him to hold to his campaign pledge and pull out.

The Paris Agreement is the first legally-binding global deal aimed at reducing climate emissions in the fight against climate change. Together the US and China represent almost 40 percent of all global emissions. In 2013 Trump tweeted that global warming was "a total and very expensive hoax".

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