Tillerson: ‘Under the Right Conditions,’ US Could Stay in Paris Climate Accord

(CNS News) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that “under the right conditions, the U.S. could stay in the Paris Accord.

“I think under the right conditions,” Tillerson said when asked whether there’s a chance the U.S. could stay in the accord. “The president said he’s open to finding those conditions where we can remain engaged with others on what we all agree is still a challenging issue.”

The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that the U.S. would not withdraw from the Paris Agreement after a climate change meeting led by Canada, China, and the European Union in Montreal on Saturday, attended by 30 ministers.

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“The U.S. has stated that they will not renegotiate the Paris accord, but they will try to review the terms on which they could be engaged under this agreement,” European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Canete was quoted as saying.

However, White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters issued a statement Saturday, saying, “There has been no change in the U.S.’s position on the Paris agreement.

“As the president has made abundantly clear, the U.S. is withdrawing unless we can re-enter on terms that are more favorable to our country,” she added…

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