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Paris climate accord: Trump ready to blink, says 'something could happen'

"Something could happen with respect to the Paris accord," he said at a joint news conference

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President Donald Trump listens during his meeting with US Mayors and Governors for a Infrastructure Summit in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington

President suggested today that he could change his position on the Paris climate accord, in remarks after talks with his French counterpart

"Something could happen with respect to the Paris accord," he said at a joint news conference with Macron, six weeks after announcing that the would abandon the 2015 pact, adding: "We'll see what happens."


Macron said he "respected" Trump's decision but remained committed to the accord.

Earlier today, the 39-year-old French leader said he had a "strong disagreement... About the climate" deal, with Trump, adding: "I hope in the end to be able to persuade him."

Trump, whose country is the world's second biggest producer of gases after China, drew widespread criticism when he announced on June 1 that he would quit the

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 23:58 IST
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