US diplo­mat quits

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

WASH­ING­TON: David Rank, Charge d’Af­faires of the US Em­bassy in China, has stepped down, a US State De­part­ment of­fi­cial con­firmed.

The res­ig­na­tion of the top ca­reer diplo­mat at the US em­bassy in China was re­port­edly a re­sponse to US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s de­ci­sion to with­draw from the Paris Agree­ment on climate change.

“Mr Rank made a per­sonal de­ci­sion,” the de­part­ment said.

Trump an­nounced on Thurs­day that he had de­cided to pull the US out of the Paris Agree­ment, a de­ci­sion met with wide­spread op­po­si­tion both at home and abroad.


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