Supreme Leader advisor: Muslims eye Iran as world’s survivor light
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.7 /Trend, D.Khatinoglu/
Ali Akbar Velayati, the long-time foreign policy advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the Muslim world eyes Islamic Republic of Iran as a survivor light, Fars News Agency.
While mentioning the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) which was held last month in Iran, Velayati underlined "the extreme desire of NAM heads to meet the Iranian Supreme Leader", saying the head of African Union during the meeting with Ayatollah Khamenei said that "as representative of 53 African countries, I ask you to rescue us from UN Security Council, gripped by five countries".
Russia, the UK, the U.S., France and China are the permanent member United Nations Security Council with power of veto.
Velayati quoted the head of African Union, as saying "You (Khamenei) are our hope".
Ms. Dlamini-Zuma won a tightly contested vote to become the first female head of the African Union Commission in July 2012.
Egypt handed over the presidency of NAM to Iran on Aug.30.
Beforehand, Velayati quoted Ban Ki-Moon during a meeting with Ayatollah Khamenei during the NAM summit that "As a Supreme Leader and also religious leader of not only Iran, but also this region, you can play a crucially important role".
Ban Ki-Moon's spokesperson rejected Velayati's narration saying the UN chief has never made such statements.
NAM, an international organisation with 120 member states, is considered as not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. It represents nearly two-thirds of the UN membership.