Macron convinced Trump will see United States interests lie inside Paris climate deal

Geneva Matthews
September 21, 2017

"We will try to surpass the French".

Macron said he will continue to talk with Trump "in the hope that he comes back" to the climate accord.

"I've always thought of that", he said. As an European Union country and a permanent member of the UN Security Council, France has been a vocal supporter of the nuclear agreement.

"The military operation must stop, humanitarian access must be guaranteed and the rule of law restored in the face of what we know is ethnic cleansing", Macron told the delegates. That is especially true when set against U.S. President Donald Trump's own United Nations speech, given just hours before Macron's address, in which the President threatened that the U.S. would isolate Iran and obliterate North Korea. He railed against North Korean President Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man on a suicide mission".

President Donald Trump was apparently so inspired by France's Bastille Day parade that he has proposed holding a similar event in the USA next July 4.

Hook, who attended the meeting, said Trump did not believe that the Paris agreement was "a framework to achieve those goals around clean energy, protecting the environment, and promoting economic growth", reports Xinhua news agency.

That crucial need to keep Trump on-side in worldwide agreements-key to the United Nations -is one big reason Macron's relationship with him appears increasingly important.

Fast-forward to Monday, when Trump met with Macron in NY, and Trump was still admiring that French military parade.

Trump's idea was apparently inspired by his attendance at France's Bastille Day parade earlier this summer.

It's not the first time Macron has hit out at French media.

That is putting it delicately.

"We'll see if we can do it this year, but we certainly will be beginning to do that", he said on Monday, adding that he had spoken to his chief of Staff, John F. Kelly, and others about getting the planning process underway. "They say things as they are", Besson adds - even if their words are worlds apart.

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