A member of Iran's Majlis (parliament) says the forthcoming summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran demonstrates the failure of the West to isolate the Islamic Republic.
“Iran's hosting of the Non-Aligned Movement summit has promoted the Islamic Republic’s standing in the global stage and this is why the West, particularly the US, and the Zionist regime [Israel] are deeply concerned,” Spokesman for the Majlis Economic Committee Mohammad Alipour told IRNA on Friday.
Attempts to establish peace and security in the region, fighting against the hegemonic powers and the reinforcement of the Islamic Awakening will be among the achievements of the upcoming summit and none of these will be agreeable to the West, Alipour said.
The Iranian lawmaker emphasized that the movement’s summit would also display Iran's successful diplomacy as many countries would attend the event at a high level despite the West’s fierce opposition.
He noted that the summit would play a constructive role in reducing regional crises and tensions and provide an opportunity for the member states to express their opposition to illegitimate military treaties.
The world today lacks the necessary security and international organizations remain silent on the most heinous crimes against Muslims, the Iranian legislator pointed out.
The 16th summit of the NAM member states will be held in the Iranian capital August 26-31.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will address the Tehran NAM summit.
The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will also participate in the event 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.