Commander: Terrorist Attempts Thwarted during NAM Summit in Tehran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian military and security forces foiled several attempts by the western spying agencies and terrorist groups to impair Iran's security during the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi announced on Monday.
"The western spying and terrorist services tried to spark insecurity in Iran through different ways during the NAM summit but all these attempts failed," Fadavi said, addressing a conference in the Southern city of Bushehr on Monday.
"The sworn enemies of the Islamic Republic strove to prevent the holding of the Tehran summit or affect it in a way that the summit would weaken the Islamic republic if it were held" but they failed, he said.
In relevant remarks on Sunday, Iran's Deputy Police Chief Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Radan also said the successful and secure arrangement and holding of the NAM heads-of-state summit in Tehran displayed the country's security power to the world.
"The security and social power of the Islamic Republic of Iran was displayed to the world during the summit," Radan said in a ceremony held to appreciate the Iranian security officials in Tehran yesterday.
He said that the checkpoints which had been erected during the conference across Tehran and the outskirts of the city helped the police find 113 different types of weapons.
The 16th NAM summit was held in Tehran from August 26 to 31.
NAM, which is comprised of some 120 member and 17 observer states, 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.
During the 6 days of holding the conference, the Iranian officials held meetings with the heads of states and important leaders of different countries attending the conference on different regional and international issues as well as the bilateral relations.
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 or part of the Third World.