United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Wednesday that he will attend a summit in Tehran next month with 120 other officials—dealing a blow to the U.S. and Israel’s plan to isolate Iran as that nation has threatened to increase its nuclear program. Also attending the Nonaligned Movement summit will be Egypt, a country that has long been estranged from Iran. The Nonaligned Movement is a group formed during the Cold War meant to unite nations that felt marginalized by the U.S., including North Korea and Sudan. Iran’s hosting of the conference this year is a coincidence—the summit’s host rotate from year to year—but Iran is using it as an opportunity to pursue an anti-American narrative.
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