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Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:19PM
The 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement kicked off in Tehran on August 26, 2012.

The 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement kicked off in Tehran on August 26, 2012.

I think it’s a good success until now. I think the presence of such a huge number of states and delegates proves that all the pressure on the states not to attend in Tehran failed, actually. I think that’s a fair success here” Yasri Abu Shadi, a member of Egypt Council for Foreign Affairs
A senior Egyptian official says the presence of huge number of states at Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit proves US failure, Press TV reports. “I think it’s a good success until now. I think the presence of such a huge number of states and delegates proves that all the pressure on the states not to attend in Tehran failed, actually. I think that’s a fair success here” said Yasri Abu Shadi, a member of Egypt Council for Foreign Affairs, in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday. “I wish also that the conference continues until the end of the summit, and I hope that there will be clear proposals to achieve better cooperation between the Non-Aligned states” he added. More than 100 countries are partaking in the NAM meeting which kicked off at the expert level in Tehran on Sunday. The foreign ministers of the NAM member states have been arriving in Tehran to attend the summit since Sunday. The meeting of the heads of state and government will open on Thursday with an inaugural speech by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. NAM, an international organization with 120 member states, is considered as not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. MAM/JR