Top officials coming include Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Cuban leader Raul Castro, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Hugo Chavez, Hamid Karzi, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, Azerbaijani President IIham Aliyev, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe among others.
Despite heavy Israeli and Western pressure not to come, the UN News Centre said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will attend. According to his spokesman:
"The Secretary-General looks forward to the Summit as an opportunity to work with the participating Heads of State and Government, including the host country, towards solutions on issues that are central to the global agenda including follow-up to the Rio+20 Conference on sustainable development, disarmament, conflict prevention, and support for countries in Transition."
"With respect to the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Secretary-General will use the opportunity to convey the clear concerns and expectations of the international community on the issues for which cooperation and progress are urgent for both regional stability and the welfare of the Iranian people."- Advertisement -
"These include Iran's nuclear program, terrorism, human rights and the crisis in Syria."
Like Kofi Annan, Ban is an imperial tool. He represents Western interests. He had to go or look foolish. NAM is a major international organization. An unnamed UN official said "Ban has no choice but to attend an event of this size and importance."
He'll use the occasion to lecture Iran on its "international obligations." Last week, he rebuked accurate Ali Khamenei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Israeli criticism.
Ahmadinijad called Zionism a "cancerous tumor" and Israel an "insult to all humanity." Khamenei repeated the sentiment, saying "the big powers have dominated the destiny of the Islamic countries for years".and installed the Zionist cancerous tumor in the heart of the Islamic world."
He added that "Zionism will disappear from the map." Indeed it will one day by self-destructing.