At the opening ceremony Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi called for NAM leaders to stand against Western sanctions imposed to punish Tehran for its nuclear activities.
Salehi also urged NAM to take a stand against terrorism, especially of the state-sponsored type, and accused U.S., British, and Israeli intelligence services of being involved in the murders of four Iranian nuclear scientists since 2010. Read more...
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The 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit will be held in the Iranian capital, Tehran, from August 26 to 31. NAM is an international organization of states considering themselves not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. NAM is the largest grouping of countries outside of the United Nations.NAM member states represent nearly two-thirds of the United Nations' members and comprise 55% of the world population, particularly countries considered to be developing or part of the Third World. NAM is comprised of some 120 member states and 17 observer countries.