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NAM summit will muddle up Western equations on Iran: Lawmaker
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The Non-Aligned Movement in Iran will symbolize the Islamic Republic’s strength and successful diplomacy in the international scene.”

Iranian lawmaker Abed Fattahi

An Iranian lawmaker says the forthcoming summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran will muddle up the West’s equations on Iran and demonstrate the Islamic Republic’s clout yet.


“The Non-Aligned Movement in Iran will symbolize the Islamic Republic’s strength and successful diplomacy in the international arena,” Abed Fattahi said on Thursday.

The 16th NAM summit will be held under the circumstances that the West still occupies Muslim countries and imposes “unwanted wars” under various pretexts, he added.

He noted that the aggressions of Western powers, particularly the US, would be among the main issues of the NAM summit.

Fattahi stated that participants in the Tehran summit would also discuss the Israeli regime’s crimes against the Palestinian people, stressing that Tel Aviv is currently faced with the most critical situation after the occupation of Palestinian territories and would suffer the worst state of “political isolation.”

The legislator emphasized that the presence of 120 countries in the summit would spread the message of the Islamic Awakening and improve Iran's status.

The 16th summit of the NAM member states will be held in the Iranian capital on 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 is also expected to partake 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.

NAM's purpose, as stated in the Havana Declaration of 1979, is to ensure “the national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of non-aligned countries.”

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