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French president: Paris climate deal 'will not be renegotiated'

21 September 2017

It was not clear whether renewed discussion about extending the deal will be enough to convince Trump to endorse the accord before he is due to report to the US Congress on October 15 to certify Iran's compliance. But it isn't the first time that Trump has talked about wanting a military parade in the streets of Washington. The agreement was the result of years of United Nations -led negotiations, and aims to maintain global warming at a maximum of two degrees Celsius above the Earth's pre-industrial levels.

The French president added that he had made his position clear to both Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani when he met with them on Monday. Trump did not hold back in his own General Assembly address on Tuesday, sending his clearest signal yet that he intends to torpedo the agreement. "I continue to talk to the United States with the hope that it comes back into the worldwide fold and clarifies its vision of things". "Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don't think you've heard the last of it - believe me", he declared. He railed against North Korean President Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man on a suicide mission".

He said the Paris accord will not be renegotiated.

That crucial need to keep Trump on-side in global agreements-key to the United Nations -is one big reason Macron's relationship with him appears increasingly important. He pitched the idea to French President Emmanuel Macron, saying that he thought the Bastille Day parade was an impressive display of France's military.

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The military parade was "I think a tremendous thing for France and for the spirit of France", Trump said Monday.

Trump was blown away by what he experienced in Paris on July 14, when he joined French President Emmanuel Macron at the Place de la Concorde to watch thousands of French troops advance down the Champs-Elysées.

That is putting it delicately.

"We have an exemplary relationship with the United States in fighting terrorism in Africa and the Middle East", Macron said. "They are very direct people", says Philippe Besson, a Paris novelist whose new book, "A Character Out of a Novel", describes Macron's rise to power.

French president: Paris climate deal 'will not be renegotiated'