NAM Concludes Activities with Tehran Declaration and Final Document, Stresses Support to Syria to Restore Sovereignty in Occupied Golan, Condemns US Unilateral Sanctions on It

Sep 01, 2012

TEHRAN, (SANA) – The 16th two-day Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), at its concluding session on Friday headed by Iranian President Ahmadinejad, adopted the Tehran Declaration, the Final Document and a separate report on the Palestine Committee works.

The Tehran Declaration stressed commitment to the goals and principles of the movement and rejection of the policies of the western hegemony aimed at imposing its will through unilateral coercive measures.

The participant leaders also affirmed in the declaration their firm support and solidarity with Syria in its just right to restore its full sovereignty on the occupied Syrian Golan based on the peace process reference and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

They emphasized that all the procedures which have been taken by Israel to change the legal and demographic situation of the occupied Syrian Golan are null and void and violate the UN Security Council resolution No 497 for 1981 which regarded the Israeli decision on the annexation of the Golan as null and void.

The declaration called on Israel to withdraw from the occupied Syrian Golan until the line of June 4th, 1967 in implementation of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

The NAM leaders condemned the US unilateral sanctions on Syria, stressing that these sanctions violate the international law and the UN Charter.

They expressed appreciation of the efforts exerted by the former UN envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, and welcomed appointing Lakhdar al-Ibrahimi as the new international envoy, calling for facilitating his mission according to his mandate.

The NAM’s principled stance on the non-use of or the threat of using force against the safety and territorial integrity of any country was underscored in the declaration.

The leaders also reiterated support to establishing a zone free of nuclear weapons and mass destruction weapons in the Middle East, calling on Israel, the only country in the region which has not joined the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty yet, to join the Treaty without delay and put its nuclear facilities under the Comprehensive Safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Tehran Declaration stressed the NAM leaders’ deep concern over Israel’s possession of nuclear energy which they said constitutes a dangerous and constant threat to the security of the neighboring and other countries.

The NAM leaders voiced condemnation of Israel for continuing its development and storing of nuclear arsenal.

They stressed that terrorist acts are considered a violation of the international law as they affect the countries’ safety, territorial integrity and stability and threaten their regional and national security, not to mention destabilizing the legitimate governments or the constitutional system and the political unity of the countries, calling on all countries to cooperate to firmly confront the issue of funding terrorism.

The  leaders condemned all forms of terrorism and called for refraining from any political, diplomatic, moral or material support to terrorism, urging all countries to make sure that the situation of refugees or any other legal situation not be misused by perpetrators, organizers and facilitators of the terrorist acts.