Iran official: UN chief finalized plans to attend Tehran summit
Press TV reports Ban Ki-moon and other UN representatives to attend Iran summit later this month; Israel fears visit will shatter attempts to isolate the Iranian regime and thwart its nuclear program.
By Haaretz | Aug.20, 2012 | 7:28 PM | 6
An Iranian official said Monday that UN chief Ban Ki-moon has confirmed that he will be attending the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran this month, Iran's state-funded Press TV reported. Mohammad-Reza Forqani, spokesman for the 16th NAM summit, was refuting Western reports about the UN chief's refusal to attend the summit. “Despite claims by certain Western media, Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has finalized his plans for a trip to Tehran and participation in the Non-Aligned Movement summit,” Press TV quoted Forqani as saying. He said that a delegation of UN representatives will accompany the UN chief on his visit.
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