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15:56 | 2012-08-25


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MP Stresses NAM's Capacity to Block Hegemonic States' Aggression

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior member of the Iranian parliament on Saturday underlined the necessity to activate the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) as a counterweight to superpowers and their aggressive policies against independent states.

"At present the countries which do not comply with the unipolar world order come under aggression by (the main actors of) this world order, so it is necessary to reinvigorate movements and unions like the Non-Aligned Movement in a bid to block the aggression of such states as the US," member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy commission Mohammad Reza Mohseni Thani told FNA.

He expressed the hope that the upcoming NAM summit in Tehran could materialize the right demands of the NAM member states at the UN, UN Security Council and other world circles.

NAM was founded in Belgrade in 1961 by Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ghana's first president Kwame Nkrumah, and Indonesian president Sukarno, all legends of the national liberation movement, with solid anti-imperial credentials.

Its principles are solidarity and peaceful resolution of conflicts, though it was founded as a counterweight to the superpowers, abjuring big power military alliances and pacts.

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

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