Update: Trump Admin Denies Withdraw From Paris Deal

The Trump administration was rumored to have decided to reverse course and not pull out of the Paris Climate deal, reported the Wall Street Journal

"There has been no change in the United States' position on the Paris agreement. As the President has made abundantly clear, the United States is withdrawing unless we can re-enter on terms that are more favorable to our country,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, in a statement.

The denial comes after the Wall Street Journal reported that White House senior official, Everett Eissenstat, told people who took part in the meeting of energy ministers in Montreal that the administration may reverse or craft the accord and emission standards instead of withdraw, according to a top European energy official sited from the Journal

  RTX3G479 President Donald Trump meets with a bipartisan group of members of Congress, including Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) (L) and Representative Tom Reed (R-NY) (R), at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

In June, President Donald Trump announced in the rose garden his intentions to pull out of the deal, but under terms from the original deal, the U.S cannot fully withdraw until November 2020.

Last month, The State Department announced that the U.S would continue to participate in international climate negotiations, which included discussions aimed at implementing the Paris agreement.

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