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News on The 700 Club: June 2, 2017

As seen on "The 700 Club," June 2: The end of the world? The extreme reaction to Trump's Paris climate decision; 200,000 displaced by ISIS terrorists as CBN relief reaches Philippine war zone, and more. Read Transcript


Well, welcome to "The 700 Club."

For today's top headlines, let's go to the CBN News desk.

Gordon, President Trump's decision

to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement

quickly received mixed reactions,

with Democrats and international leaders upset

but Republicans supporting it.

Gary Lane has the story.

GARY LANE: When President Trump announced this on Thursday--

The United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate

Accord.

GARY LANE: The reaction from many US Democratic politicians,

world leaders, and Hollywood elites

almost seem like the President's decision would

lead to the end of the world.

It is a huge mistake.

And future generations will look back

on this day as one of the worst things that's

happened in the 21st century.

The rest of the world no longer respects

the United States.

This is the biggest issue in the world

to most of the countries that have signed this agreement.

They expect the United States to be the leader and not

the laggard.

GARY LANE: The President opened up the possibility

of renegotiating the agreement.

But the leaders of France, Germany, and Italy

say that can't be done.

Here in the US, so far, 10 governors

and more than 60 mayors say they plan

to honor and uphold the commitments made

in the 2015 Paris Accord.

The President said he made his decision because the industry

restrictions mandated by the accord

would harm American businesses and workers by making them less

competitive in global markets.

I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh,

not Paris.

GARY LANE: Many Republicans on Capitol Hill

were supportive of the US pullout.

Among them House Speaker Paul Ryan

praised the presidential action, saying, quote,

the Paris Climate Agreement was simply

a raw deal for America signed by President Obama

without Senate ratification.

It would have driven up the cost of energy,

hitting middle class and low income Americans the hardest.

And from the coal state of Kentucky, Senator Rand

Paul, who tweeted, this action by Donald Trump

is great news for the economy and could save as many as 6

million US jobs.

This retired coal miner from West Virginia

said it was a big day for coal.

He's keeping his promise that he's

going to help get the coal jobs back, help people get back

to work.

And that's why we need him anywhere in this country.

You can go to Detroit.

You can go to Pennsylvania.

You can go to West Virginia.

There's people been laid out out for years,

and it's been forgotten.

GARY LANE: Gary Lane, CBN News.

President Trump won't be moving the US embassy in Israel

to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, at least for now.

The White House says the president made the decision

to maximize the chances of a peace deal between Israel

and Palestinians.

But the administration also emphasized

that the move is only a delay and that the question is not

if the president moves the embassy, but when.

The military in the Philippines is

trying to recapture a city from rebels with ties to ISIS.

CBN's Lucille Talusan brings us that story.

LUCILLE TALUSAN: The Philippine military

is waging an all-out war against the ISIS-linked multi

group in Marawi, Mindanao.

Security forces are trying to liberate the seized city

from the terrorists by launching surgical air strikes.

Tragically, 10 soldiers were killed recently

when an army plane accidentally bombed the Philippine troops.

The soldiers were positioned close

to where the terrorists were holed up.

Sporadic gunfire and air strike bombs

can be heard from where I am standing.

Now this village has turned into a ghost town.

And this is part of the 85% of Marawi city

that is now under the control of government troops.

But as the government forces continue

to advance in fighting against the multi group,

their main concern is the safety of the trapped residents

and hostages that these terrorists

are using as human shields.

Our mandate-- just remember the mandate of your troops

on the ground is to neutralize and destroy the remaining local

terrorist groups and be able to rescue the trapped civilians

in the hostile area.

LUCILLE TALUSAN: Since the beginning

of this war against the Islamic extremists, on May 23,

the number of internally displaced persons

has risen to 200,000, which is 2/3

of Marawi City's population.

Evacuees like Leilani are now suffering

the brunt of the Marawi Crisis.

She said many people fear getting

caught in the crossfire, so they left their homes

and all their belongings in order to save their lives.

We were so scared, especially for the safety of my baby.

And so on the second day, we hired a [INAUDIBLE]

to be able to escape from the crossfire.

LUCILLE TALUSAN: Lucille Talusan, CBN News, Marawi City,

Philippines.

Those are today's top stories from CBN News.

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