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NAM ministerial meeting winds up in Tehran


The 15th meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) foreign ministers wound up Wednesday night releasing a final statement and two documents on Iran's peaceful nuclear activities and the Zimbabwe crisis.

In the document about Iran's nuclear issue, participating delegates voiced their support for the country's peaceful nuclear program.

They have also referred to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as the only legitimate source to study nuclear activities of its member states.

The two-day meeting which had started on Tuesday morning by a speech of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, ended its work with a speech by Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.

In his address to the meeting's closing session, Mottaki appreciated NAM's member states support for Tehran peaceful nuclear activities.

In addition to its member states, the NAM ministerial meeting was attended by 15 observer members, and representatives of eight international and regional organizations attended the gathering.

The NAM member states consider themselves not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc.


Iran hails NAM states' support for its nuclear drive

Tehran, July 31 : Iran has praised the member countries of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) for backing its nuclear programme which is for 'peaceful' purpose, the official IRNA news agency reported Thursday.

"The NAM's support for Tehran peaceful nuclear programme was a highly valuable step," Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Wednesday in his closing address to the 15th ministerial conference of the NAM here.

The two-day event, held July 29-30, ended with the release of the final statement and two documents on Iran's peaceful nuclear activities and the need for solving the Zimbabwean crisis.

"The document is a clear sign for other countries" to recongnise the nuclear drive of the Islamic country, Mottaki said.

He stressed that the support by the 118-nation grouping indicated that "more than 60 percent of the UN member countries" had been backing the countries nuclear programme.

There is no point in suspecting the Islamic country's endeavour by some world powers, the minister said, referring the US opposition to the Iranian nuclear programme.

The West, especially the US, believes that Iran is producing weapon under the cover of nuclear programme. But Iran insists its nuclear programme is meant for generating electricity and has no military purpose.

--- IANS


FM: NAM meeting foils wrong impressions about Iran

Tehran, July 31, IRNA - The ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran has foiled the wrong impressions made about Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Wednesday. The participating delegates from NAM's 118 member states voiced their support for Iran's peaceful nuclear program in a document released at the end of their 15th ministerial meeting in Tehran.

In his address to the closing session, Mottaki said that the NAM's support for Tehran peaceful nuclear program was a highly valuable step.

The document is a clear sign for other countries, Mottaki said noting that the major international body's member states form 60 percent of the United Nations.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference after the closing ceremony of NAM's 15th ministerial meeting here, Mottaki said, "There is a group who want to introduce themselves as the representatives of the entire world."

"They believe their words are the words of all world nations while they know this is not an acceptable or rational policy." Referring to the fact that NAM members formed 60 percent of the United Nations, Mottaki said that the consistent support of those countries for Iran's peaceful nuclear program "is significant and valuable."

He made the remarks commenting on a document released by the NAM member states at the end of the two-day meeting in support of Iran's peaceful nuclear activities and its undeniable right to use peaceful nuclear energy.

The ministerial meeting ended by releasing a final statement and two documents about Iran's peaceful nuclear program and the crisis in Zimbabwe.

NAM's support for Iran's peaceful nuclear activities will "dismiss some of the existing claims that the world community is against Iran's peaceful nuclear activities," Mottaki said adding that the support would create a "positive image" about those activities.

He added that the NAM members support for Iran's peaceful nuclear program would also send a signal to the parties involved in the nuclear talks with Tehran.

It would remind them to adopt a logical, constructive and realistic approach towards Iran, Mottaki stressed noting that the release of the document was "one of the major achievements" of the NAM ministerial meeting.

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Mottaki discusses with counterparts after NAM conference

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Thursday separately held talks with his counterparts from Ecuador, Burundi, Tajikistan and South Africa, and top minister of Senegalese president n the sidelines of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Conference in Tehran.

In a meeting with his Ecuador's counterpart, Mottaki underlined that certain rhetoric such as imposing sanctions on Iran for the nuclear program is the language of bullying powers in the decades of 1960s and 1970s, but it is considered nonsense in the current period.

The Iranian foreign minister also told his Tajik counterpart that the train of Iran-Tajikistan relations is underway with an appropriate speed, calling for expansion of cooperation in different arenas.

He further called for paving the ground for creating satisfactory relations with Burundi.

Speaking to his Senegalese counterpart, Mottaki said that the Islamic world should refrain from moves which will provide the enemies with an opportunity to sow discord among Muslim nations.

He also told his South African counterpart that Iran and South Africa possess common grounds and concerns.

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