Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 25 / Trend T. Jafarov /
Roughly 110,000 policemen will ensure security of the participants of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran, deputy chief of the Iranian police Ahmedreza Radan said today, MEHR agency reported.
Radan examined the preparation level of the police. He stressed that the joint forces of the Ministry of Security, Ministry of Defense, Interior Ministry and the army will ensure the protection of the summit participants. A single headquarters was created to coordinate their actions. Moreover, the control was strengthened on Iran's all borders, roads, leading to Tehran. Roughly 360 checkpoints were created. Basij - paramilitary militia operate at 160 checkpoints.
Radan said that in general, security measures both in Tehran and at the venue of the summit were strengthened by four times than usual. Some streets will be closed, and the entrance to some streets will be limited. The days from August 28 to September 1 will be non-working in Tehran for state agencies and organizations in connection with the summit.
XVI Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) will be held in Tehran on Aug. 28-29.
Non-Aligned Movement is an international organization uniting 118 world countries on the principles of non-participation in military blocs.
NAM was formally created by 25 countries at the Belgrade Conference in September 1961. The creation of the movement was preceded by the Bandung (Indonesia) Conference of 1955 and the tripartite consultations of Josip Broz Tito, Gamal Abdel Nasser and Jawaharlal Nehru in 1956.