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Paris Agreement is 'fatally flawed', says Trump

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said he is "glad" that people in have reached a conclusion on skyrocketing fuel prices, reiterating that the Agreement is "fatally flawed."

Trump's statement comes after a resounding victory for a people's movement in the land where 'liberty, equality, and fraternity' is the nation's motto, as a suspension in fuel price hikes is on the horizon.

"I am glad that my friend @EmmanuelMacron and the protestors in have agreed with the conclusion I reached two years ago. The Paris Agreement is fatally flawed because it raises the price of for responsible countries while whitewashing some of the worst polluters.... the I want clean air and clean water and have been making great strides in improving America's environment. But American taxpayers - and American workers - shouldn't pay to clean up others countries' pollution," tweeted

The 'yellow vest' protests have been raging in since mid-November against the rising costs of fuel in the country, with protests turning violent in Paris on Sunday. Dozens of people have been detained so far, while scores have been injured in the clashes, including law enforcement officials.

French Emmanuel Macron, who had earlier slammed the protestors for unleashing violence and bringing life to a standstill in the country, extended an olive branch later by requesting political leaders to meet with the organisers of the protests this week to contain the aggravating situation. The Macron-led government had also mulled the imposition of an emergency in the state to hold back the violence.

Around 36,000 people took to the streets on Sunday to protest against the increase in fuel prices, according to Iconic landmarks like the in the French capital were defaced with graffiti during the protests.

On Monday, students showed their support for the 'yellow vests' by blocking the entrance to over a hundred schools across in protests against education reform that came into effect in September.

Since January, diesel prices have increased by around 23 per cent, while petrol is retailed at 15 per cent higher costs. The prices are expected to rise further next month if the moratorium is not announced, as further hikes are scheduled to come into effect on January 1.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 07:25 IST