Home News World Tehran hosts Non-Aligned Movement summit with focus on Syria

Tehran hosts Non-Aligned Movement summit with focus on Syria

General view of the opening of the15th Foreign Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran.(AFP Photo / Behrouz Mehri)

Leaders of 120 countries have gathered in Tehran to attend 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement. Summit host Iran is expected to draw up a new peace resolution to solve the crisis in Syria. Nuclear disarmament issues are also on the table.

The Non-Aligned Movement represents practically two-thirds of UN member states. The movement was founded in 1961 and has become a significant discussion platform for developing countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Among many global topics to be discussed at this summit are human rights and nuclear disarmament issues that have been specified in advance.

At the Tehran summit Iran will take over the leadership role in the Non-Aligned Movement from Egypt for the next three years, meaning Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is definitely heading to Tehran this week.

A number of controversies surround the start of the gathering. The first is that the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to attend the six-day summit, despite protests from the US and Israel, which both called on to the UN head to stay away from the event.

Read the whole story….

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Must Read

SAN DIEGO’S OLD GLOBE THEATRE DELIVERS A DELIGHTFUL WINNING COMEDY ROMP

Silly is, as silly does, could easily be the subtitle following the name of the current comedy/farce romp "The Underpants," now on stage at...

Protesters threaten to stab Mitch McConnell outside his home

A mob of angry gun control protesters gathered outside Senator Mitch McConnell’s Louisville home and chanted death threats in a bid to...

2,505 Barenaked ladies take over the beach in record-breaking skinny dip

Thousands of naked women descended on an Irish beach to break the world's record for the most significant group skinny dip. 

State Route 60 Truck Lane Project

Nighttime lane closures are scheduled within the project limits for road resurfacing. Travel lanes will be reduced to one lane in each...

A politics shift on gun taxes?

After shootings in Canoga Park, Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton, an assemblyman hopes to jumpstart legislation that would impose $25 tax on new firearm sales. Assemblyman Marc...
%d bloggers like this: