Iran keen to help resolve environmental problems, Rouhani says

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran welcomes cooperation with all countries in order to resolve the environmental problems, particularly the global warming crisis, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.

 

President Rouhani made the comments in an address to the Climate Change Summit at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes cooperation with public and private sectors at national, regional and international levels in order to improve national measures taken to confront climate change and is committed to facilitating such cooperation through establishing Iranian and foreign firms,” Rouhani stated.

The president also emphasized the importance of cooperation among all countries to resolve the environmental problems, particularly the global warming crisis, and said putting any hurdle in the way of cooperation among all countries for dealing with the problems would be detrimental to the international community.

“Illegal sanctions should not pose a danger to people’s health,” he noted.

He also said that the continuation of political conflicts and wars in neighboring countries has unfortunately become an obstacle in the way of achieving practical and lasting agreements to settle the environmental problems in the region.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hosted the summit of 120 leaders, the first high-level gathering since the Copenhagen conference on climate change ended in disarray in 2009.

By Tasnim News Agency

 

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