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Samoa PM castigates US for resuming offshore drilling

  US President Donald Trump [Photo: AFP via RNZI]

Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has called US President Donald Trump narrow-minded over his environmental policies.

The prime minister criticised Mr Trump for his decision to resume off-shore drilling for oil and gas exploration which had been stopped by his predecessor.

Speaking at a UN-sponsored work shop, Tuilaepa says people in the US are resisting the change.

"Some greedy narrow-minded leaders in the modern world who do not see beyond the tip of their noses - Mr Trump has already signed an order resuming offshore drilling and that is extremely dangerous for the environment, " Tuilaepa said.