World Bulletin / News Desk
"The Paris Agreement as drawn, and as we signed, was very unfair to the United States," Trump said at the White House during a joint press conference with Norwegian Premier Erna Solberg.
"It put great penalties on us. It made it very difficult for us to deal in terms of business. It took away a lot of our asset values."
Trump said he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement last year, shortly after assuming the presidency. But he will have to wait until 2019 to formally notify the United Nations of a U.S. exit under the agreement's regulations.
Trump did not elaborate on what would have to change in order for him to keep the U.S. in the fold.
The U.S. pledged to reduce its carbon emissions between 26 and 28 percent by 2025 under the agreement, and Trump has consistently said it is a "bad deal" for Washington.
Trump maintained Wednesday he has "no problem" with the accord, but said he had a problem with the agreement as signed.
"It treated the United States very unfairly," he said. "We are very strong on the environment. I feel very strongly about the environment."
Under Trump, the U.S. has made successive roll-backs on environmental protections, scrapping the Clean Power Plan, which sought to inch the U.S. away from its use of coal-burning energy, and opening previously protected lands up to mineral exploration.
At least 41 Palestinians were martyred by Israeli gunfire on Gaza border since March 30
Talks are expected to tackle the possibility of U.S. troop withdrawal from war-torn Syria
Plans to roll out an appeals process globally in coming months came as Facebook provided a first-ever look at internal standards used to decide what posts go too far in terms of hateful or threating speech.
John Bolton led Gatestone Institute from 2013 until he took his White House position earlier this month
Attack ‘not part of a wider plot and there is no threat to national security’, says public safety minister
That vote, scheduled to take place at about 5:00 pm (2100 GMT), would not end the nomination, but would put a negative recommendation in the hands of the closely-divided full Senate -- where his approval is not guaranteed.
The company said in a message to customers that the attack was detected on January 14, at a time when the app had 14 million users in the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Turkey, according to the economic news website Arabian Business.
We hope everyone remains fully committed to implementation and long-term preservation, says UN under-secretary-general
Obama, who met with Mandela in 2005 and who made an emotional address at his funeral, will speak at the lecture marking 100 years since the anti-apartheid icon was born.
A total of 41 Gazans have been martyred by Israeli gunfire since March 30
On Thursday, Iraqi F-16 fighter jets struck ISIL positions in Syria
On Thursday, Iraqi F-16 fighter jets struck ISIL locations in neighboring Syria
Turkish Historical Society head cites research from past wars
Palestinian president stresses on 2-state solution to conflict, calls East Jerusalem capital
Israeli snipers have killed 39 protesters and injured thousands who posed no threat, says Swiss-based group