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US doesn't need other countries telling it what to do: Nikki Haley

Responding to a question on global reaction to Trump's decision, Haley said countries should continue doing what's in their best interest.     

Published: 05th June 2017 06:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2017 06:16 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

WASHINGTON: The US does not need India, China and France telling it what to do on the issue of Paris Climate agreement, American Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, strongly supporting the controversial decision of President Donald Trump to withdraw from the landmark accord.     

Trump last week withdrew the US, the second largest polluter after China, from the Paris Agreement.     

Haley defended Trump's decision saying business could not be run under the kind of regulations imposed by the Paris Climate deal.     

"There's a reason that President Obama didn't go through the Senate to get this cleared, because he couldn't. The regulations were unattainable. I mean you could not actually have a business run under the regulations that we had," she said.     

She said that the US is conscious about the environment and it will continue to do its part in protecting climate change.     

The American diplomat said that Trump believes the climate is changing, and he does know that pollutants are a part of that equation.     

"We've done that in the past. We'll do it in the future. It's what the US does. It's what we'll continue to do," she added. 

 

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