Friday, 16 November, 2018


Trump Says US Could Re-Enter Paris Agreement, Praises Norway's Hydropower

Trump Says US Could Re-Enter Paris Agreement, Praises Norway's Hydropower Trump Says US Could Re-Enter Paris Agreement, Praises Norway's Hydropower
Bennie Garza | 12 January, 2018, 01:38

Trump also said Mexico can pay for a border wall between the two countries "indirectly" through changes to the trade deal.

During a news conference in June, Trump said he was "100 percent" willing to testify under oath that former FBI Director James Comey lied during his testimony to Congress when he said that Trump asked him to quash an active investigation into one of his associates in February of previous year, weeks after the president asked his former FBI director to pledge personal loyalty.

The comments give hope to European leaders pushing for the United States to resign and is likely to trigger a renewed diplomatic lobbying drive.

Solberg said she appreciated the work with the United States, pointing out that the country is Norway's one of the closest ally in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Watch the press conference live. "We have strict regulations to meet our Paris targets, which means we have very strong policies for environment-friendly and climate-friendly technologies", she said.

Mr. Trump, in his meeting with Solberg ahead of the press conference, said he is "very liked by her country". Seated in the Oval Office, Trump noted that Norway has been a strong consumer of USA -built military equipment, including the F-35 aircraft. Solberg, by contrast, cited her support of the agreement, which she said would help American businesses.

"There was absolutely no collusion". North Atlantic Treaty Organisation secretary general Jens Stoltenberg, himself a former Labor prime minister from the country's largest party, said "a man with common opinions and unusual abilities has gone away".

Solberg responded that Norway also faces strict regulations under the terms of the Paris pact, not least because of its own large oil and gas industry, and that it won't be easy for Norway to reach its emissions reduction goals. "We appreciate that. It's called jobs".

Last year, Defense Secretary James Mattis called the F-35 "critical" for U.S. air superiority and praised it for its ability to integrate with allies who are buying the jet.

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