NAM summit: Iran slams West’s policy of intimidation

Updated on Aug 27, 2012 01:30 AM IST

Iran on Sunday condemned the West's policy of intimidation against other nations and sought NAM's support to end tough West-sponsored sanctions against it over its nuclear programme, as officials from 120 countries,including India, gathered here for the 16th NAM summit.

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PTI | By, Tehran

Iran on Sunday condemned the West's policy of intimidation against other nations and sought NAM's support to end tough West-sponsored sanctions against it over its nuclear programme, as officials from 120 countries,including India, gathered here for the 16th NAM summit.

“We believe that adopting worn-out policies based on intimidation and humiliation is not only unjust and unjustifiable but also weakens international cooperation for the materialisation of the goals and objectives of the UN charter,” Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Salehi said.

In his opening remarks at the meeting of the officials of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member states, Salehi said: “No doubt, those who plan such policies will soon find out that they are doomed to failure,” Fars news agency reported.

Iran is facing a series of tough UN and Western economic and financial sanctions crippling its oil and gas industry over its nuclear programme, which it calls peaceful. However, West accuses Iran of attempting to develop nuclear weapons.

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