via Lobe Log

Writes Barbara Slavin in her report for Al-Monitor from Tehran:

Beyond showcasing its victims and its right to nuclear energy, Iran hopes that the summit will prove that it has more friends than enemies at a time of multiplying sanctions and frequent Israeli threats to attack its nuclear installations. Or, as the Tehran Times put it Monday, “the fact that Iran is hosting such a prestigious meeting has proven that the efforts of Western countries, and especially the United States, to isolate Iran are futile.”

Find more photographs here and be sure to read Farideh Farhi’s thoughts on what the NAM Summit really boils down to for Iran’s leaders as well as ordinary Iranians.