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French President Hollande Set for Showdown With Trump Over Paris Climate Deal

France’s Socialist President has said the Paris climate change agreement is “irreversible”, in a warning to President-elect Donald Trump who wants to scrap the deal.

François Hollande was speaking a day after a United Nations climate summit in Marrakesh, Morocco, when he claimed Mr. Trump had no choice but to abide by the decision of his predecessor President Barack Obama.

“This Paris agreement… is irreversible, no one can get out of it,” Mr. Hollande said during a speech in the south-west of France.

“And even if he could be tempted, there will be forces, amongst them American democracy, who will ensure that it is respected”, he added.

Liam Deacon

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