Iran eyes Security Council seat


Iran is seeking a non-permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council.


Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki asked the Non-Aligned Movement to support Iran’s bid during a speech Sunday at a meeting of the group in Tehran, Iran’s Fars news agency reported.


Mottaki said Iran already has sent the Security Council its nomination for membership for 2009-10 as the Asia representative, according to Fars. Japan is also up for the seat.


Under three Security Council resolutions, Iran is facing possible sanctions unless it halts its nuclear program,


The Non-Aligned Movement represents about two-thirds of the member states of the United Nations.

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