President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. "In order to fulfill a serious duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will abandon the Paris Climate Agreement," President Donald Trump said. "We will talk about new conditions that will be fair to the United States, their economy, workers, people, taxpayers." By Trump's action, the United States will opt out of an agreement that has been agreed upon by numerous countries.

Withdrawal will place the United States alongside Syria and Nicaragua, which are among the few countries in the world that are not a part of the agreement. The new agreement will allocate burdens and responses to all nations in the world, Reuters reports.

The United States was one of the 195 signatories of the Paris Accord agreed upon in December 2015, with Trump's forerunner Barack Obama playing an important role. In his 2016 election campaign, Trump promised to abandon the agreement, which he said was detrimental to the US economy.

During last week's European summit in which Trump participated as part of his first tour abroad, international leaders and even Pope Francis called on Trump not to leave the Paris Accord, and he said he needed more time to decide.

EU and China are signing a joint declaration

Tomorrow, China -- along with the European Union -- will be ready to sign a joint declaration to "confirm their commitment to the historic agreement" from Paris and "speed up co-operation to improve its implementation." The EU and China "are determined to move forward with regard to the policies and measures" that are necessary for the "concrete" implementation of the commitments undertaken under the Paris Accord.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned that the Paris Accord "is an international treaty with legal obligations, and that it will take several years for the US to be released."

Musk announced his resignation

Elon Musk announced that he would depart from the position of President Trump's Adviser if the US withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement. Musk announced via Twitter that he had done all he could to expel the president not to withdraw from the deal.

"I do not know how it will end up with Paris Agreement, but I did everything I could to directly advise the president that we should stay, through the others in the White House, but also through the council," Musk wrote on Twitter.

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