By Washington Post
Ban was scheduled to meet Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad later Wednesday.
The summit begins Thursday. Representatives from more than 100 countries are attending. Iran is using the summit to counter U.S. claims that it has been isolated over its nuclear program.
The West has imposed sanctions to try to persuade Iran to stop enriching uranium. The U.S. and its allies suspect Iran may be aiming to develop nuclear weapons. Iran denies that.
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