03:24 GMT01 December 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed the ongoing “yellow vest” protests against fuel prices hikes in France on what he called the “ridiculous and extremely expensive” Paris climate deal.

    Earlier in the day, Trump took to Twitter to express his love to France, claiming that the “yellow vest” demonstrators were chanting “We Want Trump!” as a sign of solidarity with his tough stance on the Paris deal.

    The Paris climate deal, created within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, went into force on November 4, 2016. It has been ratified by 184 of the 197 parties to the accord. The deal aims to keep the increase in average global temperature at below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels by means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    Last year, Trump announced that the United States, one of the world’s largest producers of carbon emissions, would be withdrawing from the deal on climate change.

    READ MORE: Police Use Tear Gas as Yellow Vests Protests Rock Paris for 4th Week


    Erdogan: French 'Yellow Vests' Protests Show Europe Has Failed on Democracy
    Yellow Vests Protests: Paris Police Countermeasures Reportedly Leaked
    "Yellow Vests" Protesters Gather in Brussels
    950 People Detained During Yellow Vests Protests in Paris - Reports
    Police Use Tear Gas as Yellow Vests Protests Rock Paris for 4th Week (VIDEO)
    expenses, fuel prices, Paris Climate Deal, Yellow Vests Protests, Donald Trump, France, US
    Community standardsDiscussion