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Syria signs Paris climate agreement


Syria has reportedly signed the Paris climate agreement.

The Independent reported that Syria signed the accord. The move leaves the U.S. as the only country in the world that is not supporting it.

The report comes after Nicaragua last month signed the agreement, which left the U.S. and Syria as the only two countries not supporting it.


President Trump announced in June he would be withdrawing from the Paris climate change agreement, calling it “unfair.”

“The bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States,” Trump said at the time.

The Trump administration filed a formal notice with the United Nations in August that it would be leaving the deal “as soon as it is eligible to do so.” The earliest the U.S. can leave the agreement is Nov. 4, 2020.

Trump’s decision was met with widespread criticism. After his announcement, a dozen states and hundreds of cities announced they would uphold the tenants of the climate accord.

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