Kerry: The New UN Global Warming Treaty Will Be Legally Binding & We Don’t Need Senate Approval

Secretary of State John Kerry seems to be doing whatever he wishes these, of course with the help of the Obama administration.

Now, apparently, there’s a United Nations global warming initiative that Congress won’t even get the chance to vote on.


Secretary of State John Kerry walked back remarks that a future United Nations global warming treaty would not be legally binding. Now Kerry says a climate treaty would, in fact, be legally binding and not require Senate approval.

Our position has not changed: the U.S. is pressing for an agreement that contains provisions both legally binding and non-legally binding,” the State Department told Politico regarding Kerry’s Thursday remarks.

Kerry told The Financial Times Thursday that a U.N. treaty to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions is “definitively not going to be a treaty.” At the same time, European officials were arguing the treaty would be legally binding — contradicting Kerry.

“The FT interview with Secretary Kerry may have been read to suggest that the U.S. supports a completely non-binding approach,” the State Department spokesperson said. “That is not the case and that is not Secretary Kerry’s position.”

Nothing to see here. Just more of the ‘we’ll do whatever we please’ from the Obama administration.

John Binder

John Binder is a news and political blogger for Right Wing News. Additionally, he is a New Orleans political reporter for and a news blogger for

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