Syria joins plan

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NEW YORK: Syria has of­fi­cially joined the Paris climate agree­ment, a UN spokesman said yes­ter­day, leav­ing the US as the only coun­try not party to it. Syria an­nounced it would sign the agree­ment last week. The move is widely con­sid­ered sym­bolic given that Syria is en­gulfed by a civil war.

Da­m­as­cus sub­mit­ted in­stru­ments of ac­ces­sion to the agree­ment on Mon­day, UN spokesman Stephane Du­jar­ric told re­porters in New York.

The Paris agree­ment will en­ter into ef­fect for the coun­try on De­cem­ber 13.

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