Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in his address to the inauguration ceremony of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran on Thursday morning lamented that the wrong behavior of the UN Security Council has emboldened the occupier Zionist regime to continue its crimes against Palestinians.
“The UNSC’s behavior has in practice led to the stabilization and expansion of occupation, oppression and crimes of the imposed and bogus Zionist regime,” Ahmadinejad said.
He also criticized the UNSC for the situation of different countries in the Middle-East, and said, “People are being killed in large numbers and in organized ways in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan and the UNSC justifies the situation since the main side (culprit) of these events (the US) is the permanent member of the Security Council and enjoys the unfair veto advantage.”
The United States almost never allows UNSC resolutions condemning Israel to go forward and vetoes them.
In relevant remarks, Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi in his address to the inauguration ceremony of the NAM summit in Tehran on Thursday morning underlined the necessity for revising the discriminatory structure of the UN Security Council.
Addressing the audience at the inauguration ceremony of the NAM summit which started by a keynote speech by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, Mursi stressed the necessity for the NAM’s active role in the international system.
“Multilateralism should be strengthened,” Mursi reiterated.
“NAM should powerfully support the materialization of the motto of sustainable peace based on shared world management,” he added.
“NAM should play its pivotal role under the current sensitive conditions of the world,” the new post-revolution Egyptian president said.
The NAM summit started at 10:30 local time (0600 GMT) at the Leaders’ Summit Hall in Northern Tehran and will last for two days.
The summit is being held after a two-day experts meeting and a foreign ministerial meeting of the NAM member states which also lasted for two days.
The United States and Israel are among the nations fearful that the summit drawing a reported 50 or more heads of state and government will give Tehran a boost in legitimacy and rally disgruntled states to its defense of its nuclear programs.