Russia today joined other nations in criticizing the United States withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, saying it seriously undermined the agreement. President Vladimir Putin’s Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow that it’s very hard to talk about any kind of climate agreement in view of the US pullout from this agreement. The Spokesman said the US is the leading country in terms of emissions and any US pullout undermines this agreement in the most serious way.
Earlier, China also expressed regret over Washington’s decision to formally notify the United Nations that the US was withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang at a press briefing in Beijing today said the US can take more responsibility and do more to contribute a driving force to the multilateral cooperation process, instead of adding negative energy. The United States will be officially out of the accord on 4th of November 2020, one day after the Presidential election in which Mr Trump is seeking a second term.