Iran Government Says Kim Jung-un to Attend The Non-Aligned Nations SummitUpdated: 2012-08-22 12:00:00 (KST)
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 becoming leader.
The spokesman said around 40 world leaders had expressed their willingness to attend the meeting but UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has not yet confirmed.
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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