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>> Ahead of this week's United Nations General Assembly in New York, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday saying that under the right conditions, the United States could remain in the Paris Climate Accord.>> Look, we are willing to work with partners of the Paris Climate Accord if we can construct a set of terms that we believe is fair and balanced for the American people.
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>> America's top diplomat hinting at what would be a major reversal on White House policy. Reuters correspondent Jessica Resnick Alt.>> So as of about three months ago, we thought that President Trump was likely to pull out of the Paris Climate Accords. An agreement that took about a decade to negotiate.
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And so this is a big change. The idea that the US could stay in could keep other players at the table. And even if there was some weakening of the accords, I think that it's likely that it's going to have a pretty large impact for the US to stay as a signatory to the deal.
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>> The United States will withdraw.>> Trump announced in June that he would withdraw the United States from the 2015 global climate pact, arguing it would undermine the US economy and national sovereignty. The move fulfilling a promise he had made on the campaign trail.>> We're going to cancel the Paris Climate Agreement.
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>> But on Sunday a spokesperson from the White House said that Trump had never been definitive about the administration pulling out of the accord, saying instead that it could be renegotiated.>> The Trump administration has been critical of the way emissions targets were distributed in the Paris Climate Accords between the US and China.
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And so, certainly, the Trump administration's return to the table could result in some changes in the balance of those targets.>> The Climate Accord expected to be a subject of discussion at the General Assembly along with the Syrian civil war and continued threats coming from North Korea.