Sushma Swaraj Slams Trump’s Billion-Dollar Charge Made While Exiting Paris Climate Deal

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New Delhi : India today rejected US President Donald Trump’s charge that India had signed the Paris climate agreement to get “billions and billions” of dollars in foreign aid.

“What Trump said is not the reality,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today. “We have signed the Paris accord not under any pressure nor for any money …to say we did it for money, I totally reject that,” she told reporters..

Swaraj said India had signed the accord because of Indian culture and ethos.

“India and Indians have had a oneness with nature for thousands of years. So for some to say that India has signed the agreement because of being pressured or because of greed for foreign aid in this endeavour is completely baseless and unfortunate. I would like to officially make this clear,” the minister said.