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    Trump: The Ties Breaker

    May 30, 2020 15:05 IST

    US President Donald Trump on Friday announced severing ties with the WHO. But walking away from international pacts in nothing new for Trump. His presidency has seen US dumping a number of big international treaties. ((No deal: Trump just loves to walk away)) Trans-Pacific Partnership: Right after assuming office, Trump exited 12-nation pact which he said was aimed at protecting US jobs. ((2016: Trans-Pacific Partnership. Reason: To save US jobs)) Paris Accord on climate change: Trump withdrew from the Obama-era deal in 2017 citing threat to the country’s economy and sovereignty. ((2017: Paris Climate Accord. Reason: To save US economy)) UNESCO: Trump dumped the UN cultural body in 2017 citing anti-Israel bias after UNESCO granted full membership to Palestine ((2017: UNESCO. Reason: Anti-Israel bias)) Iran nuclear deal: Another Obama-era deal that faced Trump's axe in 2018. The 2015 pact was designed to deny Tehran the ability to build nuclear weapons. ((2018: Iran Nuclear Deal. Reason: Loaded in Iran's favour)) UN Human Rights Council: The United States exited the UNHRC in 2018 citing bias against Israel and a lack of reform. ((2018: UNHRC. Reason: Anti-Israel bias & lack of reform))

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