The TV channel notes that the assistant to the President of the USA John Bolton wants, in particular, to the text of the Declaration there was no mention of the Paris climate agreement, which left Washington.
The US insists on including in the text of the final Declaration of the G20 leaders ‘ summit, held in Buenos Aires, all the formulations that meet the interests of Washington and correspond to its position on a number of key international issues, including trade and climate change. This was reported on Friday by CNN, citing an informed source.
According to him, the assistant of the US President for national security John Bolton is take a tough position. According to the source, Bolton says that either the summit participants will include in the text of the final communiqué all the wording on which Washington insists, or the United States will not join the document at all.
According to CNN, Bolton wants, in particular, that in the text of the Declaration there was no mention of the Paris agreement on climate, from which Washington came, and the link between greenhouse gas emissions and climate change was not spelled out. He also insists that free trade should be defined in the document only in the context of fair and equitable trade relations, and there was no mention of support for international trade organizations at all.
The source of the TV company noted that Washington retains the possibility of a compromise, but there are a number of points in respect of which the US is not ready to make concessions, “at least for now.”
CNN quoted the words of unnamed representative of White House who said that the United States was “committed to working towards consensus on the communiqué, but would strongly oppose the inclusion of language that creates a biased view of the US position”. He also stressed that Washington will be ready to give up support for the Declaration, if necessary, said the channel.
The summit takes place in Buenos Aires from 30 November to 1 December.