"handed….Iran a diplomatic victory."
efforts to isolate Iran failed.
participants supported Iran and its peaceful nuclear program.
"NAM summit set back US-Israeli campaign to isolate Iran."
the "most important" political event in the Islamic Republic's history.
Iran gained prestige.
America, Israel, and rogue allies got long overdue black eyes.
Ban also called for diplomatically resolving Western/Iranian differences. He said it's "regrettable that Iran has yet to reach agreement with the IAEA on a plan to resolve all outstanding issues." He urged both sides to pursue "a reciprocal, step-by-step process."
Washington and Netanyahu hardliners were duly embarrassed.The summit's success ran counter to their belligerent, isolationist, imperial policies.
Iran "still has friends and trade partners despite international efforts to isolate it."
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's closing speech said:
NAM summit achievements were "unprecedented." "(B)right, glorious and effective" prospects lie ahead."The important political message by NAM to the international community is the message of friendship and peace and its readiness to tackle global challenges.""All the members underlined the necessity for fundamental transformation in the global management and interactions. All the members emphasized public participation in the management (of the world) based on justice and amity as the foundation of sustainable peace.""All the members underlined the (need for the) promotion of the status of the movement and the preparation of the grounds for the establishment of the required structures for the mutual reinforcement of the members’ capabilities and joint involvement in the global interactions and equations."
He highlighted the need for logic and dialogue in dealing with major global challenges.
- opposition to the misuse of human rights;
- global nuclear disarmament;
- opposition to racism and Islamophobia;
- support for Iran's peaceful nuclear program;
- opposition to US sanctions;
- opposition to outside interference in Syria's internal affairs;
- support for national sovereignty; and
- solidarity with and support for Palestinian rights.
Former Mossad and National Security Council head Efraim Halevy argued years earlier that Iran posed no threat. He strongly opposes war. Nonetheless, his latest comments are measured.
"I do indeed argue that a nuclear Iran does not constitute an existential threat to Israel. If one day we wake up and discover that Iran has nuclear weapons, that does not mean the start of the countdown to the end of Israel’s existence. Israel need not despair.""We have deterrent capability and preventive capability. If Iran acquires nuclear weapons, Israel will be able to design a true operational response that will be able to cope with that.""I am absolutely appalled when I hear our leaders talking as though there were no Israel Defense Forces and as though there were no State of Israel and as though Auschwitz is liable to be repeated."Iran is no existential threat, he stressed.
"The reason behind the timing of a possible attack….is one big act of deception."
perhaps would engender world wrath.