US mocks Syria joining climate pact

A sign of the United States during the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn, Germany, on Monday. The US is the only country not part of the Paris climate accord after Syria jointed the pact. – EPA pic, November 8, 2017.

THE United States mocked Syria’s arrival in the Paris Agreement on climate change yesterday, side-stepping the charge that it has isolated itself by being the world’s sole hold-out.

Syria had earlier told UN climate talks in Bonn that it will become the 197th country to join the accord, making President Donald Trump’s government the only one planning to pull out.

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