- Published on Thursday, 02 August 2012 13:18
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Iran plans to accomplish one of the main objectives of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) since its inception by launching the movement’s international news agency.
The Deputy Head of the 16th NAM summit for public relations and communications Mohammad Sheikhan, said yesterday that the establishment of the news agency has long been an unfulfilled objective of the Non Aligned Movement.
He said that since Iran assumes the presidency of the NAM for the next three years, they plan to establish the news agency and the decision will soon be put into action.
The 16th summit of the NAM member states will be held on August 26-31 in the Iranian capital, Tehran, during which Iran will assume the rotating presidency of the movement for three years.
At present NAM is represented by 120 member states and 21 observer countries, and is not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc.
The organization was founded in the former Yugoslavian capital Belgrade in 1961, by Sri Lanka’s former Prime Minister Madam Sirimavo Bandaranaike, the Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser and the Yugoslavian President Marshal Josip Broz Tito.
The Non Aligned Movement as stated in the Havana Declaration of 1979, is committed to ensure the national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of non-aligned countries. (niz)