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Kremlin says Paris climate deal unworkable without U.S. - RIA
June 2, 2017 / 9:17 AM / 6 months ago

Kremlin says Paris climate deal unworkable without U.S. - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Paris climate deal is unworkable without the participation of the United States, the RIA news agency cited Kremlin aide Andrei Belousov as saying on Friday.

Green lights are projected at the Angel of Independence monument in support in the Paris Climate Agreement, after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement in Mexico City, Mexico June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

On Monday, President Donald Trump said the United States would be withdrawing from the 2015 landmark deal which is designed to fight climate change.

Trump said the Paris accord would undermine the U.S. economy, cost U.S. jobs, weaken American national sovereignty and put the country at a permanent disadvantage to the other countries of the world.

Russia has signed but not yet ratified the Paris accord.

RIA cited Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich as saying earlier on Friday that Russia would not alter its decision to join the agreement despite the U.S. withdrawal.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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