U.S. Tells U.N. Chief Iran Summit 'Strange'
The United States has told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that his plans to attend an international meeting in Iran would send a "strange signal" to the country that is allegedly making nuclear weapons.
Iranian state media reports that the U.N. chief will visit Tehran for an August summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, a group of 120 countries set up during the Cold War to reject alliances with both the U.S. and Russia.
In a press conference Thursday, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland did not call on Ban to cancel the visit, but said Washington finds Iran an "inappropriate place for the meeting."
The U.N., however, has not confirmed that Ban will make the trip.
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