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  • Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, left, talks with Iranian officials during opening session of Nonaligned Movement, NAM, summit, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.

    In a clear rebuke, Morsi said Thursday that Assad's "oppressive" regime has lost its legitimacy.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 9:00 PM EST
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  • TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The U.N. chief jolted his Iranian hosts for a nonaligned nations meeting Wednesday by pointing out "serious concerns" in Tehran's human rights record and urging cooperation with the world body to improve freedoms.

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had signaled he would not shy away from criticism of Iran during his visit to the Nonaligned Movement gathering in Tehran, but the sharp comments appeared to catch Iranian officials off guard just hours after his arrival.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 7:30 PM EST
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  • Ban Ki-moon had signaled he would not avoid criticism during his visit to the Nonaligned Movement gathering.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
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  • In Thursday, April 5, 2012 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, former deputy chief of staff and national security adviser Uzi Dayan, center, and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak attend an event marking 40 years since the rescue operation of an airline hijacking, in Ramat Efal near Tel Aviv, Israel. When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to fill a sensitive Cabinet post recently, he turned to an old army buddy from his days in an elite commando unit.

    In building his team at a time of tensions over Iran's nuclear program, Netanyahu appears to be relying heavily — too heavily, some say — on veterans of Sayeret Matkal.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
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  • Delegates are seen, prior to the start of the Non-Aligned Movement ministers meeting in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

    The gathering could highlight Iran's limits and liabilities in the region and world.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 5:00 PM EST
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