The Leader Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei told participants in the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran to renovate the movement and boost its activity and role in the world.
The Leader Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei praised the founders of the NAM and its operation in the last 60 years, but said the movement should boost its international role and clout through increased operations and fresh movements.
The Supreme Leader said the world is entering a new era and the NAM should play a bigger role in this new world, adding that all world countries should have a share in global management.
“States should raise their relations on the basis of common interests and not threat and intimidation,” the Supreme Leader stressed.
The Leader Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said the world should not be ruled by a few number of “bullying powers”.
The Leader Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said the “UN Security Council has a completely unfair structure, and the US and its allies have been misusing this unfair structure to materialize their interests”.
The leader said the US and its allies try to impose their own values on the world. “Their security in the US and Europe is important, while security of the rest of the world does not matter from their viewpoint.”
“They impose their own rules and bullying words on the rest of the world” through the UN, The Leader Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei added, and said the US-led West portrays its aspirations as to be correct and fair through a media hegemony and propaganda.
“Everyone is tired of this situation in the world,” the Leader of Ummah said.
The Leader Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei underlined that global peace and security is among the critical issues of the contemporary world. “In today world security is a common phenomenon.”
The Leader Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei further pointed to the issue of nuclear weapons, and stressed denuclearization, underlining that nuclear weapons cannot “guarantee the security of any world country”.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran condemns use of nuclear weapons,” the Supreme Leader reiterated, but further added that all the “world nations should benefit from the civilian nuclear technology”.
The Leader Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei further blasted the western powers for using nuclear weapons.
“They have equipped the occupying Zionist regime with nuclear weapons,” while they try to hinder Iran’s access to the peaceful nuclear technology.
The Leader Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said Iran’s enemies “know well that they are lying about Iran’s nuclear intentions”.
“I emphasize that the Iranian nation never intends access to the nuclear weapons, but meantime, it will not ignore its right to access the civilian nuclear technology.”
“Our country’s motto is nuclear technology for all, nuclear weapons for no one,” The Leader Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei stressed.
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.
The Islamic Republic’s three-year tenure as head of the NAM, which started on Sunday, is a chance for Tehran to elevate its international standing as the United States seeks to cripple its economy and isolate it diplomatically over its disputed nuclear program.
Many analysts say that the diplomatic spotlight will give Tehran an opportunity to show Washington has failed to cut it off from the rest of the world.
Around 110 are attending the conference and more than 45 states have sent their top officials to the heads-of-state summit.
The guest list includes UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and new Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi – the first Egyptian leader to visit Iran since its Islamic revolution in 1979.
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.