Putin warns against rushing to condemn Trump for U.S. withdrawal from climate deal

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ST. PETERSBURG. June 2 (Interfax) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said it is too soon to condemn United States President Donald Trump for the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.

“I would not judge President Trump now because it was President Obama who made the relevant decisions [to join the agreement]. Perhaps, the incumbent president believes they are not fully thought through. Perhaps he thinks there are no adequate resources,” Putin said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

As for Russia, it has yet to ratify the agreement because it wants to wait until rules for resource distribution and other “purely technical but important things” have been formulated, Putin said.