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Historic Tehran NAM Summit


Summit has potential provided participants take full advantage.

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by Stephen Lendman

After the UN, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is the most important world body. Hopefully its 16th summit will infuse it with new life. 

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As host, Iran has a historic opportunity. At the same time, it can enhance its own prestige and enlist support against hostile Washington/Israeli designs.

August 26 began six days of sessions and discussions. Proceedings began with an experts meeting.

During the opening session, Egypt's permanent UN representative, Mootaz Ahmadein Khalil, ceremonially passed NAM's presidential baton to Iran. For the next three years, Tehran will head the organization. 

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Hosting NAM is significant. Assuming leadership affords added prestige. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mihmanparast said 118 foreign delegations will attend. Russia and China are there as observer nations. So is Australia.

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