"Trump To Make Decision On Paris Climate Pact After G7 Summit"

"U.S. President Donald Trump will not make a decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement until after he returns from the May 26-27 Group of Seven summit, the White House said Tuesday.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump is continuing to hear from advisers on the pros and cons of the United States remaining in the global accord. He will make a decision when he returns from the G7 summit in Italy, not prior to that, as originally planned.

'It's a sign that the president wants to continue to meet with his team ... and come to a decision on what's (in) the best interest of the United States,' Spicer told reporters.

Trump advisers had been scheduled to meet at the White House on Tuesday to try to reach a final decision, but a White House official said the meeting was postponed due to scheduling conflicts."

Valerie Volcovici reports for Reuters May 9, 2017.


"EU Urges U.S. Not To Cut U.N. Funds, Stay Committed To Climate Deal" (Reuters)

"Global Climate Talks Open With Tiny U.S. Delegation. Here’s What to Watch" (InsideClimate News)

"Climate Talks Cool On Idea Of Accommodating the US" (BBC News)

"Trump Delaying Decision On Paris Climate Deal" (AP)

"Trump on the Paris Agreement" (FactCheck.org)

Source: Reuters, 05/10/2017