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Iran SCO

Iran’s Full Membership in the SCO: A Win-Win Game? (Omid Shokri, The Jamestown Foundation)

Iran’s bid to become a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) dates to one year after it received observer status in 2005. All along, however, the most important legal obstacle to its accession has been a series of United Nations Security Council resolutions that identify the Islamic Republic of Iran as a threat to world peace and security (Ensafnews.com, September 18). Nevertheless, Iran’s regional neighbors recognized that the country could be an important element of the so-called “North-South” multimodal transit corridor that will more closely connect eastern and western Eurasia, and which can become a leading symbol of cooperation among all the members of the SCO (Donya-e-eqtesad, September 17). Iranian participation in both would, thus, ease, if not wholly overcome, the years of extensive effort by Western countries, led by the United States, to isolate the Islamic Republic using various means of economic, political and security pressure (Tasnimnews, September 18)

Iran’s Full Membership in the SCO: A Win-Win Game? – Jamestown

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SCO

SCO members studying use of local currencies in settlement (Global Times)

SCO Photo:VCG

SCO Photo:VCG

Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are studying using local currency settlement while exchanging experience in financial areas, a move that experts said will be helpful to fend off US dollar hegemony.

SCO members studying use of local currencies in settlement – Global Times

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Iran SCO

President Raisi urges ministries to identify capacities for cooperation with SCO (IRNA)

President Raisi urges ministries to identify capacities for cooperation with SCO

President Ebrahim Raisi said here on Sunday at his cabinet session that expansion of ties with entire regional and neighboring countries is his foreign policy priority, commissioning all ministries to identify potentials for cooperation with other member-states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

President Raisi urges ministries to identify capacities for cooperation with SCO – IRNA English

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Iran Russia SCO

Russian envoy terms SCO membership as first foreign policy achievement by Raisi (IRNA)

Russian envoy terms SCO membership as first foreign policy achievement by Raisi

Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan said on Saturday that the beginning of Iran’s permanent membership process was the first foreign policy achievement of the Raisi administration.

Russian envoy terms SCO membership as first foreign policy achievement by Raisi – IRNA English

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Iran JCPOA SCO

JCPOA revival, SCO membership indicating balance in Iran’s foreign policy (IRNA)

JCPOA revival, SCO membership indicating balance in Iran's foreign policy

The readiness to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and its permanent membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are indicators of the fact that the 13th administration of the Islamic Republic of Iran is pursuing a balanced foreign policy, an analyst believes.

JCPOA revival, SCO membership indicating balance in Iran’s foreign policy – IRNA English

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China Defense SCO

SCO opposes external meddling, builds shield against outside forces (Global Times)

Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the 21st meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) via video link in Beijing, capital of China, Sep 17, 2021.Photo:Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the 21st meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) via video link in Beijing, capital of China, Sep 17, 2021.Photo:Xinhua

Upholding the Shanghai Spirit, member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) vowed in a declaration released on Friday to build a community of shared future and oppose interference from outside forces under the excuse of counter-terrorism and human rights, which experts said that after 20 years of development, the SCO has built a shield against outside forces’ destructive interference and played a more important role in defending regional peace.

SCO opposes external meddling, builds shield against outside forces – Global Times

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China Counterterrorism

Highlights of SCO’s Anti-Terror Cooperation (Deng Zijun, Global Times)

Graphic: Deng Zijun/GT

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Analysis

Afghanistan/China/Russia/SCO – China, Russia have aligned interests to facilitate SCO role for Afghanistan (Global Times)

Danil Bochkov writes: President Joe Biden’s decision on the swift withdrawal of American military forces from Afghanistan by August 31 has had a very different acceptance among US politicians. Donald Trump, who initiated this pullout move and wanted to speed it up before presidential elections, supported the decision. Former US president George W. Bush, who actually dispatched the military to Afghanistan after September 11 attacks in 2001 to bash Al -Qaeda, has slammed the move saying the consequences will be “unbelievably bad” especially for Afghan women and girls. 

go to Global Times: China, Russia have aligned interests to facilitate SCO role for Afghanistan – Global Times