Trump says he will decide on Paris climate deal next week

TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said in a Twitter post on Saturday that he would make a decision on whether to support a landmark international agreement on climate change next week.

"I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!" he tweeted on the final day of a Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy at which he refused to bow to pressure from allies to back the landmark 2015 agreement.

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President Trump campaign on the promise of backing out of the Paris deal, but aides in recent weeks have been exploring alternative paths.

It was reported on Friday that the president's views on the Paris Accord has been "evolving," according to his top economic adviser, which could be a single that Trump may be willing to remain in the agreement.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed attempts during a closed-door G-7 meeting in Sicily on Friday to convince the president to remain part of the pact of nearly 200 nations, saying, "We made it clear that we want the U.S. to stick to its commitments."

"There were very different arguments from us all urging the president to hold to the climate accord."

Writing by Noah Barkin; Editing by Crispian Balmer, AOL News contributed to this story