UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Tehran next week to attend the summit of the Nonaligned Movement, a decision that is drawing criticism from the US and Israel.
Positive signals from Iran and the United States are encouraging as talks on Tehran's nuclear program get underway, writes a political expert from Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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For poorer countries like Burundi, sending soldiers to join a UN or African Union peacekeeping mission offers financial and political benefits, as well as better arms and training.
Iran's invitation to Russia, China, and other nations to visit its nuclear facilities is seen as an attempt to magnify divisions in the international community ahead of talks later this month.
Israel is used to weathering criticism at the United Nations, particularly over settlement activity. But now, Palestinians and their supporters are threatening to seek Security Council intervention.
In a rambling press conference during the UN conference on nuclear nonproliferation, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed that most countries support Iran's nuclear program.
The review of the NPT – the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty – in New York this month pits Iran against Western powers suspicious of Tehran's nuclear ambitions. Iran's fight for nuclear 'rights' resonates with many countries around the world.