Police Commander: Iran's Security Power Displayed during NAM Summit
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Deputy Police Chief Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Radan said the successful and secure arrangement and holding of the Non-Aligned Movement (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 today.
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.