Envoy Urges NAM Members' Focus on Palestinian Issue.Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Palestinian Authority Palestinian Authority (PA) or Palestinian National Authority, interim self-government body responsible for areas of the West Bank and Gaza Strip under Palestinian control. (PA) Envoy to the UN Riyadh Mansour called on the participants at the Non-Aligned Movement The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is an international organization of states considering themselves not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. It was founded in 1950s; as of 2007, it has 118 members. (NAM) summit in Tehran to pay special attention to the issue of Palestine specially after the recent uprisings in the Middle-East.
Mansour, who is in Tehran to attend the NAM experts meeting, told the Islamic republic news agency The Islamic Republic News Agency (Persian: خبرگزاری جمهوری اسلامی ایران), or IRNA on Monday that many regional and international bodies are now focusing on the Middle-East region thanks to the developments in the Muslims countries in the past two years.
He said it is necessary that the NAM looks at the Palestinian issue as the most urgent topic of the Muslim world just as usual.
Meantime, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said in his address at the inauguration ceremony of the NAM experts meeting here in Tehran on Sunday that the Palestinian issue can only be resolved when the Israeli regime ends occupation of the Palestinian territories.
Salehi said the "tragedy of Palestine" is the root cause of conflicts in the region, and described Israel as "the greatest threat" to regional security.
"We, as the main part of the international community, want a just policy to determine the fate of the Palestinians and oppose the illegitimate acts of the Zionist regime," Salehi stated, adding that peace in the region is not possible through support for Zionist regime's blind terrorism, occupation and torture.
The Iranian minister further said that an end to the occupation of Palestinian, Syrian, Lebanese lands, the return of the Palestinian refuges and adoption of a democratic mechanism to determine the Palestinian nation's fate are essential parts of the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem and establishment of peace in the region.
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