Iranian authorities have ordered several schools in in Tehran and several other cities in the country to be closed today because of the dangerous air pollution, health reports stated.
Tehran lay under a thick cloud of smog considered hazardous to health for several days now. Yesterday, the cloud could be seen from the valleys more than 20 kilometers north of the city.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced today that he has informed the UN that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, the AP reported.
This is the first official step in the 12-month procedure to exit the Global Climate Change Pact. In his message, Pompeo emphasizes that the document is an "unfair economic burden" on the US economy.
The United Nations has confirmed that this year's climate change conference will take place in December in Madrid after Chile abandoned its household over anti-government protests in the country, Reuters reported.
The conference, also known as COP25, will be held from 2 to 13 December, as scheduled, but in the Spanish capital.
UNESCO's UN Cultural Organization voted to add 14 new sites to its World Heritage List on Saturday, including the Indian Rose City in Jaipur, Liangzhu City Ruins in China, and the Plain of Jars, located in the central area of Laos.
There are currently more than 1,000 cultural and natural landmarks in 167 countries on the World Heritage List.