Tehran NAM Summit: When US, Israel Get Embarrassed

TEHRAN (FNA)- While the media wing of the major world powers, spearheaded by the United States, UK and Israel is sparing no effort to further isolate Iran over its nuclear program, the one-week summit of the experts, foreign ministers and heads of state and government of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran seems to disappoint them, rendering their plots for isolating and demonizing Iran futile, unsuccessful.

Hundreds of politicians and diplomats from some 120 countries have gathered in Tehran to participate in the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, an international organization whose members are considered to be independent of the major Eastern and Western superpowers.

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Categories: Asia, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Politics

2 replies

  1. It sounds great in principle, but I find it impossible to believe that there are over 100 countries independent of the superpowers. I would be shocked if there are even 20, never mind 120.

  2. According to Wikipedia:

    “The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is a group of states considering themselves not aligned formally with or against any major power bloc. As of 2012, the movement has 120 members and 17 observer countries.[1]

    The organization was founded in Belgrade in 1961, and was largely the brainchild of Yugoslavia’s president, Josip Broz Tito; Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno; Egypt’s second president, Gamal Abdel Nasser; Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah; and India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. All five leaders were prominent advocates of a middle course for states in the Developing World between the Western and Eastern blocs in the Cold War. The phrase itself was first used to represent the doctrine by Indian diplomat and statesman V.K. Krishna Menon in 1953, at the United Nations.[3]”

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