Trump’s State Dept Spokesman Blasts Syria’s Paris Deal In Epic Takedown

The Department of State issued a withering and blunt critique Wednesday of Syria’s decision to join the Paris agreement more than a year after its initial draft.

“If the government of Syria cared so much about what was put in the air, then it wouldn’t be gassing its own people,” State spokeswoman Heather Nauert said about allegations that the war-torn country used sarin gas to put down rebel uprisings.

Syria has been bogged down in a vicious civil war since 2011 and is subject to European and American sanctions after President Bashar al-Assad reportedly used chemical weapons on rebel fighters. Reports from earlier this year show that he lodged sarin attacks on Khan Sheikhoun, which killed more than 80 people.

The delegates did not explain why the country switched positions. Syria contributes a tiny fraction of carbon emissions to the climate. Activists appear to indicate that U.N. leaders instigated the move to exert more pressure on the U.S.

Nauert made her comments after a Syrian delegate at a climate panel in Germany announced that the Middle Eastern country is preparing to send its ratification to the United Nations. Syria joins Nicaragua as the last few stragglers to join the 200-nation deal.

The U.S. intends to leave the non-binding agreement within the next three years. President Donald Trump believes the Obama administration poorly negotiated the deal.

A Trump adviser took part in a pro-coal presentation during the so-called COP23 conference, even as participants at the conference call it “beyond absurd” to champion fossil fuels at an event designed to brainstorm solutions to climate change.

“It is undeniable that fossil fuels will be used for the foreseeable future, and it is in everyone’s interest that they be efficient and clean,” a White House spokesman told reporters Monday, referring to Trump’s efforts to promote fossil fuels at the G20 meeting this year.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Any way they can do it the Parid Accord wackos would welcome North Korea in him Kim Un rode a bike

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    Sonnyhill

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    There seems to be something right about this scenario. The leader of the free world is separate from the United herd of Nations. You don’t get to be #1 being a joiner.

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    Russell Johnson

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    These fools honor a country that joins their merry band of thieves after Syria killed hundreds of thousands of their citizens and millions were made refugees? The USA should never again listen to these corrupt liars. Their pogrom has nothing to do with “climate change” it’s pure opression!

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    Sonnyhill

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    The League of Nations was replaced by the United Nations which will be replaced.

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    Amber

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    Who wouldn’t sign up for free money and no commitment ?
    Syria gasses it’s own people but you can’t say they aren’t opportunistic .
    The best thing the USA has done in years .

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Trump just pulled America out of that Useless UNESCO just like Reagan did back in the 1980’s its time to totaly dump the Useless Nations into the landfill of failed ideologies

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  • State Department Blasts Syria Over Joining Paris Climate Agreement In Epic Takedown » Pirate's Cove

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    […] Many in the Cult of Climastrology have been squeeing over Syria and Nicaragua joining the Paris agreement (pretty much for the climate cash), which means only the U.S. is not in (technically, we’re still “in it”, but, obviously, we’re pulling out, and it was never ratified by the Senate). Of course, a goodly chunk have stated they are in, but have not actually signed, or come up with their plans. Regardless (via Climate Change Dispatch) […]

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    G

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    Signing on to the Paris Accords is a last refuge for failed despots and tyrants. In the world of leftist extremism, endorsing the climate change agenda is a means of mainstream media absolution for crimes against humanity.

    All is forgiven.

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