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The move drew a chorus of criticism from other world leaders including Angela Merkel of Germany and Emmanuel Macron of France.

Trump, who has called climate change a hoax, said the USA could try and re-enter the deal either after negotiations or have a new agreement "on terms that are fair to the United States, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers".

South Africa said the USA has a "moral obligation" to support poorer countries in the global effort against climate change.

Asked by the moderator whether India would side with the USA or others on the Paris climate change deal, Modi replied, "it is not a question of which way I go".

"As far as I remember, the U.S. has ratified the agreement, but we (Russia) have not done it yet", he said.

Refusing to be drawn into a debate on whether he supported or was opposed to President Donald Trump's action, Modi said he will take the side of the future generations and held the view that mankind can not exploit nature.

Putin, whose own spokesman said this week that Russian Federation attached great importance to the Paris accord, said he thought there was still time to work out a new deal.

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Mocking the allegations that there are Russian hackers' fingerprints in the case of the DNC account cyber attack, Sputnik news agency quoted Putin as saying, ?Fingerprints of what exactly?

"I would put it very simply", he said. "I will go with the future generations".

"This is because we are moving ahead as a responsible country while protecting the environment and this is our very old commitment", he said.

"Our belief is exploitation of nature is a crime".

"It is an inter-connected and inter-dependent world".

The world has increasingly become inter-connected and inter-dependent, a transformation that has made it necessary for India and China to cooperate on trade and investments despite a simmering border dispute, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said onFriday. "So countries may have some disputes and some areas of collaboration", he said, noting that India and Russian Federation relationship has stood the test of time as it was based on trust. He even tried to calm an inquisitive Kelly by asking: "Isn't there a pill they can give you?"

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