Zarif in Venezuela for NAM Meeting
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Iran for Venezuela on Tuesday morning to attend a meeting of the foreign ministers of Non-Aligned Movement. The ministerial meeting of NAM, due to be held on Margarita Island, will precede a summit meeting to be attended by leaders of the movement's members, Tasnim News Agency reported. President Hassan Rouhani is also scheduled to travel to Venezuela on September 16 to attend the NAM summit. Apart from meeting world leaders on the sidelines of the gathering, Rouhani will hand over Iran's rotating presidency of NAM to Venezuela. The last session of NAM was chaired by Iran at the United Nations headquarters in New York during which arrangements for the movement's upcoming summit in Venezuela were made. NAM is a group of states that are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc.