Iran joins Non-Aligned Movement troika
Iran has officially joined the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) "troika", Iran's permanent ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali-Asghar Soltaniyeh said, Press TV website said.
Iran's membership was approved in a ceremony held in Vienna to pass on the NAM presidency from Cuba to Egypt, Soltaniyeh said.
"In the ceremony, Egyptian representative to NAM read out a Sharm el-Sheikh summit statement whereby Iran was named a member of Non-Aligned Movement troika," Soltaniyeh told Fars News Agency.
The 15th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) convened in the Egyptian town of Sharm el-Sheikh last week.
The leaders of the organization explored a spectrum of issues, including threats to global peace and stability, an end to global economic injustice and the global financial downturn.
Founded in 1955, the Non-Aligned Movement groups some 118 member states accounting for 56 percent of the global population.