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  • White House Cancels Meeting to Decide Stance on Climate Pact

  • Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders blamed the postponement on scheduling conflicts among some of the advisers

President Donald Trump talks with kids as be sits down to write a letter to a service member during the festivities at the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 17, 2017. photo: AP/Susan Walsh, photo: AP/Susan Walsh

18 of April 2017 14:16:48

WASHINGTON – A White House meeting Tuesday where President Donald Trump's aides were to hash out whether to keep the U.S. as part of an international agreement to reduce climate-warming carbon emissions has been postponed.Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders blamed the postponement on scheduling conflicts among some of the advisers who were expected to attend the meeting. She said the meeting will be rescheduled.

Officials had planned to discuss options, with the goal of providing a recommendation to Trump, according to an administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity despite the president's criticism of the use of anonymous sources.The non-binding international agreement was forged in Paris in December 2015 and allowed rich and poor countries to set their own goals to reduce carbon dioxide. It went into effect last November after the U.S., China and other countries ratified it.



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