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Bolivian Envoy: NAM Summit to Nullify West’s Claims about Iran’s Isolation

Bolivian Ambassador to Tehran Jorge Miranda Luizaga stressed the importance of the 16th heads-of-state summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran, and said the conference will nullify the western states’ claims that Iran has been isolated.

“The imperialism believes that Iran has been isolated because it has not wanted to coordinate and adjust itself with their way of thinking,” Luizaga told FNA on Wednesday.

“The NAM summit (in Tehran) will turn Iran into a center of major international developments,” he added.

Iran announced on Saturday that a number of, at least, 100 world states have underlined their definite attendance in the Tehran summit.

The Iranian officials also said that 41 countries have stressed their readiness to attend the conference at the highest level so far, adding that 27 members will participate in the meeting at the level of foreign ministers, 5 states at the level of first vice-president and one country at the level of parliament speaker.

The 16th NAM summit will be held in the Iranian capital, Tehran, from August 26 to 31.

NAM is comprised of some 120 member states and 17 observer countries.

NAM is an international organization of states considering themselves not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. NAM is the largest grouping of countries outside of the United Nations.

NAM member states represent nearly two-thirds of the United Nations’ members and comprise 55% of the world population, particularly countries considered to be developing or part of the Third World.

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