By Ogbolu George with agency report
United States President Donald Trump has said that he would soon declare his decision concerning the Paris Accord, amid media reports that he would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
The United states president made this know on Wednesday on his Twitter handle.
”I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days,” he wrote.
The website Politico, citing a White House official, had reported that the president was planning to pull out of the deal.
Another news website, Axios, citing two unnamed sources described as having direct knowledge of the move, reported that the president has made the decision to quit the agreement.
Axios said that the White House has yet to settle on a means for pulling out, either through a formal process of leaving the agreement or cancelling the United Nations climate treaty on which the Paris deal is based.
Trump vowed during his 2016 presidential campaign to cancel the agreement.
During Friday’s summits in Europe, international leaders and even Pope Francis urged Trump not to renege on the Paris accord, which aims to limit climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions.
I will be announcing my decision on the Paris Accord over the next few days. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017