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People in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz have been advised to stay at home after the temperatures hit the extremely high level of 54 degrees Celsius (129.2F), probably the hottest degree ever measures on Earth in modern times.
Iranian officials have strongly criticized the US for withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change, saying the ‘uncalculated’ and ‘unacceptable’ move shows the Trump administration’s irresponsibility towards the international community.
In a letter to Iran’s Guardian Council, an Iranian think-tank has warned that Iran’s accession to Paris Agreement will lead to the imposition of new sanctions against the country.
Iranian Parliament on Sunday permitted the country’s accession to Paris Agreement, which is aimed at stopping global warming. This came as the US president-elect is trying to get his country, one of the world’s main producers of greenhouse gases, out of the agreement.