Iraq rejects attempts to target “fossil fuels” at the climate conference

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Iraq rejects attempts to target "fossil fuels" at the climate conference

Iraq has publicly announced its rejection of any attempts to target fossil fuels and violate the rights of producing countries and their people during the complex negotiations that are currently taking place at the COP28 climate conference in Dubai.

According to Assem Jihad, the spokesperson for the Oil Ministry, the Iraqi delegation at the Dubai conference has been tasked by Oil Minister Hayyan Abdul-Ghani to ensure that the final statement emphasizes the importance of countries working together to reduce emissions and protect the environment and climate.

Assem Jihad pointed out that the Minister of Oil “rejected attempts to target fossil fuels and violate the rights of producing countries and their people,” highlighting Iraq’s efforts to reduce gas emissions.

The Secretary-General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) urgently urged its members and partners to reject any agreement that targets fossil fuels during the climate negotiations at the COP28 conference held in Dubai. The Secretary-General emphasized the need for a preemptive rejection of such agreements.