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NAM to build framework for world management: Ahmadinejad
Tue Sep 4, 2012 11:24PM
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) will seek to create the infrastructure for the management of world affairs.
In an interview with IRIB in Tehran late on Tuesday, Ahmadinejad said that the infrastructure are required for the fulfillment of “sustainable peace with global participation.”
During its three-year presidency of the NAM, Iran will follow the movement’s recent decisions to increase its functionality throughout the world, he said.
“One of our major missions is creating structures” to meet the demands of NAM member states on the international political scene, Ahmadinejad added.
The Iranian president noted that Tehran is in favor of the participation of all countries in international affairs to fight corruption, which is created by the monopoly of power.
“In any conflict, at least one of the warring parties is fighting for power and hegemony,” Ahmadinejad stated.
He also said that Iran seeks peace and friendship with all countries in the world, except for the Israeli regime and the US government.
President Ahmadinejad praised Iran's success in holding the 16th Summit of the NAM despite Western propaganda, adding that during the summit Iran “renewed its friendships with many nations.”
Over 100 countries sent representatives to the NAM summit, which kicked off on August 26 with a two-day expert-level meeting in the Iranian capital, followed by a foreign ministerial meeting that ended on August 29.
Iran assumed the rotating presidency of the NAM for a three-year term on Thursday, after the meeting of heads of state and government opened with an inaugural speech by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
NAM is an international organization with 120 member states that is not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. Nearly two-thirds of the countries of the UN are also NAM members.