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British PM May Criticizes Trump for Pulling out of Paris Agreement

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By    |   Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:46 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday launched a stinging attack on President Donald Trump for his decision to pull out of the Paris Climate agreement, Politico reported.

"As the global system struggles to adapt, we are confronted by states deliberately flouting — for their own gain — the rules and standards that have secured our collective prosperity and security," she said during her speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

May didn’t name the U.S. president directly, but said climate change was a crisis that required countries to "act together in our shared interest" and described the treaty as part of the rules-based system that protects shared values.

"It is the fundamental values that we share, values of fairness, justice and human rights, that have created the common cause between nations to act together in our shared interest and form the multilateral system," she said.

"And it is this rules-based system which we have developed — including the institutions, the international frameworks of free and fair trade, agreements such as the Paris climate change accord, and laws and conventions like the non-proliferation treaty — which enables the global co-operation through which we can protect those values."

May also singled out Russia and North Korea in her speech and threatened to stop sending millions of pounds to the UN unless it "wins our trust" with substantial reform.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday launched a stinging attack on President Donald Trump for his decision to pull out of the Paris Climate agreement, Politico reported.
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