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US could 'conceivably' return to Paris climate accord: Trump

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Washington : President Donald Trump today said the US could "conceivably" return to the landmark Paris climate agreement but did not indicate any move in that direction. In June, Trump withdrew the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change and decided to renegotiate the deal that was agreed upon by over 190 countries during the previous Obama administration.

Defending his decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Trump said his primary concern with the Paris climate accord was that it treated the US unfairly and that if a better deal could be reached, Washington might be persuaded to rejoin. "The Paris Agreement as drawn and as we signed was very unfair to the United States.

It put great penalties on us. It made it very difficult for us to deal in terms of business. It took away a lot of our asset values," Trump said. "Frankly, it's an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, because, as usual, they made a bad deal," Trump told a news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. PTI

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