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.
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.”
It was in response to reports, in the Wall Street Journal and AFP earlier in the day, that quoted a European official who had attended an environmental summit in Montreal, Canada.
According to AFP, the European Union’s top climate official, Miguel Arias Canete, said, “The U.S. has stated that they will not renegotiate the …