Today, the representatives of Iran left the UN Climate Conference (COP28), taking place in the United Arab Emirates. Iranian state media reported that the representatives had left to protest the presence of an Israeli delegation.
Iranians consider Israel’s presence at COP28 “contrary to the goals and guidelines of the conference and, in protest, they left the conference venue,” said the head of the Iranian delegation, Energy Minister Ali Akbar Merabian, according to Irna. According to APE – MEP, earlier the agency had broadcast that Iranian President Ebrahim Raishi will not go to COP28 because Israel has been invited.
Among the 180 heads of state and government expected until December 12 at the COP, is the Israeli president Isaac Herzogwhich is expected to take advantage of the opportunity to have a series of diplomatic contacts.
In his telephone communication with his Emirati counterpart Abdullah bin Zajed al-Nahyanthe Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian expressed regret for the “attendance” at the COP “officials of the occupation regime after the war crimes and genocide» that he commits “the Zionist regime”.
The Iran it has no diplomatic contacts with Israel and supports Hamas.
Source: News Beast
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