INTERNATIONAL

Iran seeks NAM’s help

Tehran: Iran’s Foreign Minister has said he has asked the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to support Iran’s bid for a non-permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council.

Manouchehr Mottaki told an expert meeting of the 114-member group to support Iran’s bid to have a seat on the Security Council, which would meet in 2009 and 2010. Mr. Mottaki said that a vote is expected soon and Iran’s membership could “create a positive development in the performance of the Security Council.”

The Non-Aligned Movement includes countries that tried to act as a buffer between East and West during the Cold War. — AP

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