Trump faces G7 squeeze on climate change, trade at Sicily summit

The move would leave in place the recent landmark nuclear deal signed with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani

The move would leave in place the recent landmark nuclear deal signed with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani

Trump, who ran for president vowing to rip up the agreement, listened carefully to his new counterparts and is "evolving" on the issue, according to a top aide.

"I can think of no better way to conclude our first foreign trip than to spend the time with you right here with the incredible men and women of the United States Navy and with all of our fearless soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines and our great civilians who support them", Trump said.

Host nation Italy had hoped to talk about Europe's migration crisis and problems in Africa, Reuters reported; on Saturday leaders from five African nations joined the summit. Macron won the French presidency on May 7.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the G-7 also agreed to step up pressure on North Korea, including sanctions.

U.S. President Donald Trump, center, speaks with President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou as they attend a round table meeting of G7 leaders and Outreach partners at the Hotel San Domenico during a G7 summit in Taormina, Italy, Saturday, May 27, 2017. President Trump tweeted Saturday morning.

Cohn told reporters: "They understand where we are, we understand where they are and it's most important that we continue to work together".

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"The last levels we put out in the Paris agreement were levels that would be constraining to our economic growth", Cohn said.

President Donald Trump has pushed back against earlier group statements opposing protectionism and has argued trade must be balanced and fair as well as free.

"There was very strong opposition by the Americans and British who wanted to refocus on security and water down the expansive language on freedom of movement", said a European diplomat, who declined to be named.

The U.S. and French presidents had a warm conversation, the official added, noting Trump appeared to compare himself to Macron by complimenting him on both his business background and for mounting an underdog campaign to become the president. Macron hailed this as "one of the true outcomes of this G-7".

"Here we have a situation of six against one, meaning there is still no sign of whether the USA will remain in the Paris accord or not", she said.

And the White House said G7 leaders had a "very robust" conversation before agreeing a final communique which stated the "strong commitment" of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom to the 2015 Agreement, but noted that the U.S. was "not in a position to join the consensus on these topics".

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European Union diplomats also looked to put a positive spin on Trump's refusal to back the landmark Paris climate accord, saying he had listened hard to their arguments.

He says: "There have been differences, to be sure, in some past summits, but not a sharp open split like this".

Aides to Trump said he was listening with an open mind to the other leaders' arguments about Paris, but had yet to decide whether to withdraw the USA from the pact.

G7 countries will on Saturday recognise the deadlock about taking collective action on climate change as US President Donald Trump mulls his position, officials said.

"The United States of America is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement and thus is not in a position to join the consensus on these topics", the statement said in highly-unusual language. The summit's communique noted that the Trump administration would take more time to consider whether it will remain committed to the 2015 Paris deal to rein in greenhouse gas emissions.

"We are having to talk about things settled years ago", said a top level member of one G7 delegation, frustrated by the USA position.

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"The issue of the Paris climate accord remains suspended, as President Trump is engaged in internal reflection on the matter", the G7 leaders stated in a press release.

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