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Donald Trump to announce decision on Paris climate deal tomorrow

India TV News Desk New Delhi 01 Jun 2017, 9:22:36 IST
India TV News Desk

Amid reports of Donald Trump poised to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, the US President  today said that he will announce his decision on this accord tomorrow. 

President Trump said he would make the announcement at 12.30 am IST (3 pm local time) at the White House.

"I will be announcing my decision on Paris Accord, Thursday at 3:00 P.M. The White House Rose Garden. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!," the US president tweeted.

If the US withdraws from the Paris accord, signed by nearly 200 countries, then it would be a huge setback to the international efforts to curtail global warming given the fact that the US is the largest polluter in the world. 

The much-awaited announcement will have a long-term impact on the fight against climate change, particularly in countries like India and China.

Withdrawing from the Paris agreement is one of major electoral promises made by Donald Trump during 2016 presidential campaign. 

Trump has often said the US did not get a "fair deal" in the Paris accord, which was agreed upon by more than 190 countries at the initiative of his predecessor Barack Obama.

(With PTI inputs)