August 22, 2012 10:51
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will attend an international meeting in Tehran next week.
Iran's spokesman for the Non-Aligned Movement Summit confirmed that Iran would welcome Kim on his first overseas trip since taking over the helm of the reclusive regime.
Around 40 world leaders have expressed their willingness to attend the meeting, but UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has not yet confirmed his presence, the spokesman added.
The 120-member Non-Aligned Movement was set up in 1961 at the height of the Cold War and was intended to be bloc of nations that sided neither with NATO nor the Warsaw Pact.
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