(RepublicanInformer.com)- On Thursday, Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman al Saud said that his country is not attempting to stop any climate change prevention measures. The comments come as rumors circulate that he is working behind the scenes to stop his country from being forced to comply with internationally accepted climate change policies.
When asked by a journalist at the Glasgow, Scotland, COP26 climate conference to respond to the rumors, Prince Abdulaziz insisted that the rumors were false.
“What you have been hearing is a false allegation and a cheat and a lie,” he said, before adding that his country – the biggest oil producer in the world – has been “working well” with the United Nations and various world leaders.
Some 200 world leaders gathered at the summit, which lasted around two weeks, to discuss what can be done to reduce the world’s reliance on fossil fuels and to combat what they call man-made climate change.
The fact that Saudi Arabia has been included in the discussions in the first place has been controversial. The country previously committed to cut its emissions, but leaders have also said that they will continue to produce and sell oil for as long as there is a demand – which, if you think about it, is sensible.
What is Saudi Arabia meant to do, not sell oil when the world needs it?
Saudi Arabia agreed to participate in climate measures recommended by various world leaders following the Glasgow conference, and even made a commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2060.