Upcoming NAM summit in Tehran reflects Iran's power: Iranian envoy
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:6AM
It is ... expected of the NAM summit to act on its duty to resist such aggressive approaches and stand with nations that desire to live independently according to their own cultures.” Seyed Mahmoud Madani, representative of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in the United Arab EmiratesAn Iranian envoy says that the participation of over 100 leaders and officials of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member nations in the upcoming summit of NAM in Tehran reflects the stability and potency of Iran. “Despite the clear opposition expressed by the US and some [of its ally] countries against Tehran’s hosting of the (NAM) summit, over 100 countries have welcomed the event, reflecting yet another confirmation of the assertions made by Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei] based on the incapacity of Western bullies to impose their views on other nations across the globe,” said Seyyed Mahmoud Madani, the Leader’s representative in the United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday. The world has accepted the Islamic Republic as a country that has stood up to the bullying powers and is capable of confronting them, he added.
He further underlined the significance of the NAM summit in Tehran, expressing optimism that the international event would also invigorate the Non-Aligned Movement.“Today,” Madani added, “major global powers have resorted to weapons such as economic sanctions, media censorship, propaganda ploys and abuse of concepts like human rights against freedom-seeking nations.” “It is, therefore, expected of the NAM summit to act on its duty to resist such aggressive approaches and stand with nations that desire to live independently according to their own cultures,” he said. The 16th summit of the NAM member states will be held on August 26-31 in the Iranian capital, during which the Islamic Republic will assume the rotating presidency of the movement for three years. NAM, an international organization with 120 member states and 21 observer countries, is considered as not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. MFB/HMV/HJL