MP crit­i­cizes Zarif for sign­ing Paris cli­mate agree­ment

Tehran Times - - POLITICS -

TEHRAN – A mem­ber of the Hope par­lia­men­tary fac­tion has crit­i­cized For­eign Min­is­ter Mo­ham­mad Javad Zarif for sign­ing the Paris cli­mate agree­ment, say­ing the pact puts ob­sta­cles in the path of Iran’s devel­op­ment.

“Our role in pro­duc­ing green­house gases is not as large as that of the de­vel­oped coun­tries, there­fore, ac­cept­ing these re­stric­tions in this way is il­log­i­cal,” Mehr on Tues­day quoted Ali Ebrahimi as say­ing.

This is while the coun­tries which played a more sig­nif­i­cant role in pro­duc­ing green­house gases have ac­cepted the agree­ment rel­a­tively, Ebrahimi added.

The 2015 Paris agree­ment’s main aim is to keep a global tem­per­a­ture rise this cen­tury well be­low 2 de­grees Cel­sius and to drive ef­forts to limit the tem­per­a­ture in­crease even fur­ther to 1.5 de­grees Cel­sius above pre-in­dus­trial lev­els.

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