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Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Tehran
Sat Sep 1, 2012 12:12PM
Broadcast Date: 31 Aug 2012 Watch on YouTube
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This week Iran witnessed maybe one of the biggest international gatherings in its history.

Representatives from more than 120 countries came for the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement; the movement that after the United Nations has the most members.

Such a big event has warranted a lot of preparation on Iran’s part. Iran’s police have deployed 110 thousand security forces, and a lot of office buildings across the capital have been close for at least five days.

In the run up to the NAM summit in Tehran western and Israeli media strove to downplay the significance of the event. Nevertheless, state officials from more than 50 countries came to Tehran.

Iran has been a member for 33 years but this is the first time it will be assuming the presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement.

In this edition of the show we’ll be talking about the NAM summit in Tehran, and discussing the NAM’s doctrine and goals in general.
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