mandag 12. juni 2017

India hits back at Trump in war of words over climate change

India has hit back at US President Donald Trump, after he accused the country of receiving "billions" of dollars in return for signing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. "First of all, there is absolutely no reality [in what Trump alleged]," India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj told reporters Monday. "India signed the Paris agreement not because of pressure from any country nor greed. We signed the agreement because of our commitment to protecting the environment." Trump had singled out the South Asian country during a speech last week outlining his decision to end US involvement in the landmark climate deal.