Syria's OK on Paris Accord Leaves US All Alone

United States now only country in the world to oppose climate agreement
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2017 11:30 AM CST
US Now Only Nation to Oppose Paris Accord
President Trump speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Monday.   (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)

In a move that further isolates the US from the international community, Syria has officially agreed to sign the Paris climate accord. The announcement was made at a climate summit in Germany on Tuesday, reports Politico. That means the US—which will withdraw from the deal on the basis that it hurts US business, according to President Trump—is the only country not to support it. Nicaragua, the only country apart from Syria not to sign the deal in 2015, did so last month. Despite Trump's plans, the wording of the deal makes clear that no country can withdraw until 2020, per the BBC. (More Paris Agreement stories.)

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