1048 GMT July 17, 2018
Expressing sadness over the death of scores of people in Canada due to a heat wave, Bahram Qassemi called on all states to pay heed to the issue following the US withdrawal from international deals such as Paris Agreement.
At least 50 people were killed in Canada's Quebec Province following unprecedented heat wave there.
The spokesman also urged the world to be committed to their obligations with regard to the horrible phenomenon that claims the lives of thousands of people, and kills animal species and eliminates plants.
Denouncing the US withdrawal from international agreements like climate agreement, he emphasized the importance of commitment to the agreements by the industrialized countries that have a major role in producing and releasing greenhouse gases and other pollutants, global warming, and other phenomena such as droughts and dust storms.
Last summer, Washington officially announced its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement that was signed by 195 countries.