Ahmadinejad Ends Non-Aligned Movement Summit With Call for World Peace

In his closing speech as new NAM chairman, Iran's president says "all NAM member states approved the need for a new world management upon the basis of freedom, justice and friendship."

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The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran ended late Friday with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pledging global peace.

"The important political message by NAM to the international community is the message of friendship and peace and its readiness to tackle global challenges," said Ahmadinejad in his closing speech as new NAM chairman.

The NAM summit approved the final statement, which includes support for Palestine, release of all Palestinian prisoners, the fight against discrimination, rejection of unilateral sanctions and electing Venezuela as the next NAM chair in 2015.

he NAM members also expressed their support for Iran's right to pursue a peaceful nuclear program.

"All NAM member states approved the need for a new world management upon the basis of freedom, justice and friendship and with the final aim of achieving stable global peace," Ahmadinejad said.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the NAM summit, August. 30, 2012.Credit: AP

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