Trump says he'll decide on Paris climate deal next week

President Donald Trump says he’ll make a final decision on whether the U.S. will stay in the Paris climate agreement next week.


Trump’s surprise announcement, in the form of a tweet on the final day of his lengthy international trip, comes after Trump declined to commit to staying in a sweeping climate deal, refusing to give into intense international pressure.

Earlier Saturday, the other six members of the G-7, a group of some of the world’s wealthiest nations, voted to abide by the Paris climate agreement, according to a person familiar with the talks said Saturday. Trump was cajoled for three days — first in Brussels at meetings of NATO and the European Union, then in Sicily for G-7 — but he has to make a decision.

Under the deal, the Trump administration will be given more time to consider whether it will remain committed to the 2015 Paris deal to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the matter before the formal announcement.

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