Lebanon president in Tehran to attend NAM summit

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman arrived on Wednesday evening in Iran to participate in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran, National News Agency reported.

The president said earlier that the conference was likely to embrace “impartial decisions that would allow people of the Middle East and the world to achieve democracy by themselves without resorting to violence and away from foreign interference.”

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is a group of 120 states considering themselves not aligned formally with or against any major power bloc.

The organization was founded in Belgrade in 1961, and was largely the brainchild of Yugoslavia’s president, Josip Broz Tito; India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru; Egypt’s second president, Gamal Abdel Nasser; Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah; and Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno. All five leaders were prominent advocates of a middle course for states in the Developing World between the Western and Eastern blocs in the Cold War.

  • Patience2

    I wonder if he washes his hands after such an encounter?  The slime of certain kinds of ‘slugs’ is venomous, and will harm the skin. (the Banana slug) (the ‘slug’ in the picture??)

    • Persistent

      I am certain Ahmadinejad will take your advise. Thanks for the reminder…

      • Patience2

         Actually, since both of them are Hezbian supporters, they EACH should wash up!

  • Patience2

    I wonder if he washes his hands after such an encounter?  The slime of certain kinds of ‘slugs’ is venomous, and will harm the skin. (the Banana slug) (the ‘slug’ in the picture??)

    • Persistent

      I am certain Ahmadinejad will take your advise. Thanks for the reminder…

  • Patience2

    I wonder if he washes his hands after such an encounter?  The slime of certain kinds of ‘slugs’ is venomous, and will harm the skin. (the Banana slug) (the ‘slug’ in the picture??)

    • Persistent

      I am certain Ahmadinejad will do so at your request.

      • Patience2

         Actually, since both of them are Hezbian supporters, they EACH should wash up!

  • Beauty-Full-Lebanon

    How can Iran or Saudis be non-aligned with all support they give to their fighting groups in Syria?

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      i hope you are joking

    • 5thDrawer

      I think when they say ‘non-aligned’ they only mean ‘non-aligned with western world thought and a degree of freedom and normalcy’ … but that’s too long for ‘headlines’.

  • Beauty-Full-Lebanon

    How can Iran or Saudis be non-aligned with all support they give to their fighting groups in Syria?

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      i hope you are joking

    • 5thDrawer

      I think when they say ‘non-aligned’ they only mean ‘non-aligned with western world thought and a degree of freedom and normalcy’ … but that’s too long for ‘headlines’.

  • Beauty-Full-Lebanon

    How can Iran or Saudis be non-aligned with all support they give to their fighting groups in Syria?

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      i hope you are joking

    • 5thDrawer

      I think when they say ‘non-aligned’ they only mean ‘non-aligned with western world thought and a degree of freedom and normalcy’ … but that’s too long for ‘headlines’.