The White House has reaffirmed its position on the Paris Climate Agreement despite reports that the United States would stay.
“There has been no change in the United States’ position on the Paris agreement. 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,” the White House said in a statement Saturday.
Our position on the Paris agreement has not changed. @POTUS has been clear, US withdrawing unless we get pro-America terms.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 16, 2017
A few minutes later, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders followed up with this tweet: “Our position on the Paris agreement has not changed. @POTUS has been clear, US withdrawing unless we get pro-America terms.”
According to AFP, the European Union’s top climate official, Miguel Arias Canete, said the U.S. “stated that they will not re-negotiate the Paris Accord, but they try to review the terms on which they could be engaged under this