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16:04 | 2012-08-12

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Senior MP: NAM Summit to Defuse US, Zionists' Propaganda against Tehran

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian lawmaker underlined on Sunday that the 16th heads-of-state summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran will invalidate the US and the Zionist regime's propaganda against Iran.

"Holding the NAM summit in Tehran will entail great achievements for our country and actually it will invalidate the propaganda campaign of the Americans and the Zionist regime who have alleged that the international community is against Iran," Chairman of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi told FNA on Sunday.

"The presence of leaders and representatives of 120 NAM member countries in Tehran shows the high potentials of the Islamic Republic of Iran," he added.

In relevant remarks today, another senior member of the Iranian parliament also underlined the need for the Iranian government to make use of the potentials of the NAM summit when hosting the meeting, and said such an opportunity should be used for the improvement of the country's economy.

"The potential of the NAM is unique for the Islamic Iran and the country will use its opportunity as the host of the NAM summit to flourish its economy," member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Avaz Heidarpour told FNA on Sunday.

"The presence of 120 world countries in Iran will certainly leave good effects on the country's economic trend," he said.

The 16th NAM summit will be held in Tehran from August 26 to 31.

Iran will assume the rotating presidency of the movement from Egypt for three years during the upcoming summit.

NAM is comprised of some 120 member states and 17 observer countries.

NAM is an international organization of states considering themselves not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. NAM is the largest grouping of countries outside of the United Nations.

NAM member states represent nearly two-thirds of the United Nations' members and comprise 55% of the world population, particularly countries considered to be developing.