Say­ing ‘no’ to par­tic­i­pa­tion

The Straits Times - - TOPOF THE NEWS -

Since Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump took of­fice, the United States has aban­doned: • The 12-na­tion Trans-Pa­cific Part­ner­ship trade talks, which he says will kill jobs in the US and hold down wages; • The Paris cli­mate deal, which Mr Trump says “ham­strings the United States while em­pow­er­ing some of the world’s top pol­lut­ing coun­tries”; • Its back­ing for the Iran nu­clear deal, ar­gu­ing that Iran is get­ting much more than it is giv­ing up un­der the agree­ment, and it is against the US’ in­ter­est. • The US is also re­view­ing its mem­ber­ship of the United Na­tions Hu­man Rights Coun­cil, which it also ac­cuses of be­ing bi­ased against Is­rael.

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