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Trump accuses India of receiving billions of dollars for signing Paris Climate accord

03:25 PM | 7 Jun, 2017
Trump accuses India of receiving billions of dollars for signing Paris Climate accord
WASHINGTON - Following US withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord, President Donald Trump accused India and other countries of taking America hostage with their 'demands' for signing the climate accord.

Indian diplomats took note of Trump's direct attack on India, accusing New Delhi of trying to extract "billions and billions and billions" of dollars in foreign aid from the developed world to sign up for the climate accord.

With claims of American "victimization" at the hands of the rest of the world, Trump's speech delivered in a shrill tone leaves doubt on Narendra Modi's proposed visit to the White House later this month, a TOI report said.

In a 27-minute, 3000-word 'rant' in the White House Rose Garden, Trump accused India of making its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions of dollars foreign aid from developed countries and said the Paris Accord was very unfair to the United States.

"India makes its participation contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions of dollars in foreign aid from developed countries. There are many other examples. But the bottom line is that the Paris Accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States," he said.

"India will be allowed to double its coal production by 2020. Think of it. India can double their coal production. We're supposed to get rid of ours. Even Europe is allowed to continue construction of coal plants," he said.

Trump defended his withdrawal by arguing that the specifics of the Paris Accord would cost the US nearly 2.7 million jobs cuts by 2025, figures that are debated even within the US.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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