UN CONFIRMS PRESENCE OF SEC GEN BAN KI-MOON AT TEHRAN NAM SUMMIT
Last Updated: 2012-08-23
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NEW YORK, Aug 23 (NNN-Prensa Latina) - Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) has confirmed his presence at the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)in Iran from August 29 to 31.

Martin Nesirky, spokesman for the UN secretary general, confirmed that Ban Ki-Moon will use his stay in Tehran to discuss issues related to the Iranian nuclear programme, terrorism, human rights and the crisis in Syria.

The secretary general during his three-day visit will also discuss urgent matters on regional stability, faced opposition from the USA and Israel, who do not agree with Moon's presence in Tehran, he said.

From August 29 to 31, he will be present at the meeting of NAM, which brings together 120 countries, two-thirds of the members of the UN-which makes it much more important with the presence of the secretary general.

Nesirky described the assistance of the official to the NAM summit as "timely and important", which he will use to discuss directly with the Iranian authorities on issues, that can "promote positive and constructive response."

The Non-Aligned Movement is a group of states that was formed during the Cold War, in the second half of the twentieth century, in order to maintain the neutral position of its members and not be allied to any of the superpowers. -- NNN-PRENSA LATINA