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Trump still not backing Paris climate agreement - Italy's PM
May 26, 2017 / 4:00 PM / 6 months ago

Trump still not backing Paris climate agreement - Italy's PM

ROME, May 26 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump still refuses to back the 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change, blocking efforts by world leaders meeting in Sicily to get the new U.S. leader to endorse the treaty, Italy’s prime minister said on Friday.

But there agreement on other issues such as Syria, Libya and fighting terrorism, Paolo Gentiloni told reporters in Taormina, Italy, where the heads of the world’s seven major industrialised economies (G7) are meeting.

“There is one open question, which is the U.S. position on the Paris climate accords... All others have confirmed their total agreement on the accord,” Gentiloni said. “We are sure that after an internal reflection, the United States will also want to commit to it,” he added. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Crispian Balmer)

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