IRI Ambassador and Permanent Representative at UNESCO Mohammad-Reza Majidi said here Wednesday hosting of 16th NAM Summit in Tehran is an opportunity for reviving of this movement's role at the international scene, IRNA reported.
Majidi who was speaking at a press conference in Birjand on Wednesday evening added, "Meanwhile, Iran can take advantage of the existing potentials of this movement in line with materializing those ideals of the Islamic Revolution that are in line with NAM objectives at the international scene and for expanding Iran's international cooperation in our foreign policy."
He said, "In the year 1961 at the peak of the Cold War era and amid the bipolar atmosphere between the west and east blocks the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was established in a bid to create unity among those countries which were neither in the communist, not in the imperialist blocks of power."
Majidi added, "The first effort aimed at proximity among the countries which were later on referred to as the non aligned was made in the year 1955 at Bandung Conference in Indonesia, in which India, Egypt and Indonesia which were present at that conference proposed the idea of establishing such an organization."
He said, "After the eventful collapse of the former Soviet Union in the year 1991 it was claimed that since the bipolar world no longer existed and therefore the NAM movement had been deprived of the philosophy of its existence."
The IRI ambassador and permanent representative at UNESCO further reiterated, "Hosting and organizing the 16th NAM Summit under such conditions that the region is going through such very special conditions can once again highlight the significance of this movement at the international scene."
He referred to the overt interference of some western and Arab countries in internal affairs of Syria, noting, "The global oppression system spends all-out efforts aimed at drawing the world public opinion towards other issues, to ensure achieving its own hegemonic objectives."
Majidi added, "For instance under such conditions that the world nations' attention was focused on 2012 London Summer Olympics, they imposed double pressures against Syria aimed at breaking a major ring in the chain of the resistance front, which thanks to the alertness in the region and at the international scene, they did not achieve their pre-meditated objectives."
He said, "The United States and its western allies began a domino game in Sudan after which that country was divided into two pieces, following which they intended to disintegrate some other parts of the Islamic world, including some countries in West Asia."
Majidi added, "This calls for ultra awareness of the Muslims so that they would strictly refrain from tribal, ethnic, and religious disputes and tensions, and not to permit the aliens to take control of their national resources, thus enabling the Muslim nations to rely on unity and sympathy and achieve the deserved appropriate position for the Islamic world at the international scene."
The Iranian diplomat added that the global oppression system in order to strengthen the pillars of its power in the 21st century has not sufficed in exerting its hegemony merely in West Asia, adding, "The also seek such objectives as weakening and disintegrating such world powers as Russia and China, and therefore, on this basis there is need for preserving constructive interactions among the regional and world powers against the hegemonic intentions of the westerners."
The Non-Aligned Movement, the rotating presidency of which will be conferred to Iran on August 26, is a major international organization comprising 120 member states that represent the political, cultural, economic and social interests of the developing world.
The movement which is consisted of two third of the UN member states was established in 1961 in Belgrade and despite the fact that the majority of its members are developing nations, many of them play a defining and determining role in such strategic regions as the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America.