Trump Administration Reportedly Will Not Withdraw US From Paris Agreement After All

Trump Administration Reportedly Will Not Withdraw US From Paris Agreement After All

"As the President has made abundantly clear, the United States is withdrawing unless we can re-enter on terms that are more favorable to our country", White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said in a statement.

The Wall Street Journal also reported that President Trump was not planning to pull out of the deal.

In an exclusive report Saturday, the Wall Street Journal states a Trump administration official told a room of worldwide politicians that the U.S. will remain in the Paris climate agreement while likely lowering emissions-reduction goals it had set for itself under President Obama.

The Trump administration may not remove the United States from the Paris Agreement, a historic and vital 195 nation accord to reduce risky greenhouse gases.

While the Trump administration officially announced in August that it plans to pull out of the agreement, there are representatives from the U.S.at the meeting in Montreal this weekend.

The U.S. "stated that they will not renegotiate the Paris Accord, but they try to review the terms on which they could be engaged under this agreement", Miguel Arias Canete said.

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Trump also took the opportunity to highlight "tough talk" on terror such as increasing the travel ban into the United States . His post comes ahead of a key Supreme Court hearing next month on the constitutionality of his executive order on the ban.

The White House denied that the administration had chosen to remain in the Paris Agreement to the New York Times' Glenn Rush and said its position hadn't changed.

But the White House promptly issued a denial.

If true, this would mark yet another reversal of a Trump campaign promise, one of the most controversial. "If we can, that's great".

President Trump previously had said he would be open to "renegotiations" or crafting a new deal completely.

"We're getting out, but we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair", Trump said.

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