A senior Iranian MP condemned the attempts made by the US and its allies to hamper the presence of the Non-Aligned Movement member states in the upcoming summit meeting of the grouping in Tehran, and said the presence of Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi in the conference will be deemed as a great failure for Washington.

"Americans attempted to prevent Mr. Mursi’s visit to Iran, but the Egyptian president will visit Iran, which is interpreted as failure for the US," member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Kosari told FNA on Thursday, asking how the US expects the president of a Muslim state not to travel to another Islamic country.

Stressing that Iran and Egypt, as two powerful Islamic states, should be united in the fight against the plots of the enemies of iIslam, he said, "The Zionist regime and the US plots can only be materialized through difference and discord among Muslim states."

Moreover, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is a strong barrier against the US hegemonic policies in the region and the world.
"NAM stressed independence from the two Western and Eastern poles in the Cold War era, and now with the membership of 120 UN member states in this bloc, NAM is seen as a strong dam against the US and the world’s unipolar system which is the main aspiration of the US," member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Javad Karimi Qoddousi told FNA.

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.

Source: Fars News Agency