COP28: Iranian delegation leaves COP28 due to Israel’s presence

State media reported that Iranian representatives walked out of the UN climate conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Friday in protest at the Israeli delegation’s participation.

Iranians consider Israel’s presence at COP28 “Contrary to the objectives and guidelines of the conference, they left the conference venue in protest“, announced the head of the Iranian delegation, Energy Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian, as quoted by the official Iranian agency Irna.

Earlier on Thursday, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi said “Not participating in the UN meeting on climate change“fee”A call by the authorities of the Zionist regimeThe deadly war between Israel and Hamas, sparked by the Palestinian Islamist movement’s unprecedented attack on Israeli soil on October 7, has raised fears of a regional conflagration.

Iran, which does not recognize Israel, supports Hamas, especially since the Palestinian movement’s bloody attack on Israeli soil on October 7. Israeli President Isaac Herzog is among the roughly 180 heads of state and government expected by organizers to take the opportunity to chair a series of diplomatic meetings by the COP’s theoretical end of December 12.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdullahian expressed regret this week in a phone interview with his Emirati counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan.Balance“In COP”The occupying regime is responsible for war crimes and genocide“done”Zionist regime“.

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