The Iranian parliament has approved a bill on the country’s accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). On November 27, the report of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission on the draft law on the accession of the Government of Iran to the SCO was considered at an open session of the parliament. Representatives of the Islamic Council approved the entry into the SCO by a majority vote. 205 deputies voted for the adoption of the bill.
Tehran received observer status at the SCO back in 2005, after which it applied for full membership in 2008. Until 2015, Iran could not be accessed to the organisation because of the international sanctions applied against Tehran. According to the rules of the SCO, a country under the sanctions of the UN Security Council cannot become its member. The sanctions were lifted in 2015 when Tehran agreed to limit its nuclear program.
However, when sanctions ceased to be an obstacle to Iran’s admission to the organization, Tajikistan blocked Tehran’s application. Despite the fact that Dushanbe had close bilateral relations with Tehran, Tajikistan accused Tehran of supporting the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan and indirectly participating in the organization of terrorist acts committed back in the late 1990s on the territory of the country. Such Dushanbe’s decision rather had deep financial and geopolitical factors, such as the growing influence of Iran’s long—time adversary, Saudi Arabia, on Tajikistan’s policy, and a decrease in trade turnover between the countries.
A few years later, the conflict was resolved. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi flew to Dushanbe to attend the SCO anniversary summit in 2021, where the SCO leaders approved the admission of Iran as a full member of the organization.
On September 15, 2022, Iran signed a memorandum of commitments in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Today, Iran has to recognize the documents that have been approved since the beginning of the organization’s creation.
“The future mandatory documents of the organization will also be considered by the Parliament in accordance with the constitution,” said the spokesman for the National Security Commission of the Iranian Parliament.
The SCO is an international organization founded on June 15, 2001, by the leaders of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. India and Pakistan joined the SCO in 2005. The SCO observer countries are Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia, and the partner countries are Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia, Nepal, Turkey and Sri Lanka. In September 2021, Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia were also granted the status of partners to the organisation. Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey pursues the goal of becoming a member of the SCO. Turkey was invited by Uzbekistan as a special guest in 2021. In 2022, Belarus officially applied to join the SCO as a full member.
Amid the global shifts that are taking place in the modern system of international relations, the SCO is increasingly becoming a center of attraction for all forces in Asia seeking to put an end to the dominance of the West in this region.
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The American ruling cabal has been focused on looting Americans with 1.5 trillion airplanes and green energy and such things with moronic think tank plans to destroy Russia Destroying the dollar with a trade imbalances and deficit spending. Now must strengthen the petrodollar at the expense of the EU. And reckon with their own poor decisions and policies that have caused them to loose their global dominance.
WONDERFUL NEWS THAT IRAN IS NOW MEMBER OF SCO Since hearing this Ahson Indian Dalit boy in his brown stained smelly dhoti has been SULKING AND REFUSING TO DRIVE HIS TAXI
Could you explain to us here how Chee-Pek has benefited Pakistan and why is it that your country is now undergoing bankruptcy proceedings? And while yous at it, how about an update on the BRI’s status? Many thanks.
Ahson Ahson Indian Dalit boy in brown stained smelly dhoti Absolutely it bankrupted whilst you were SULKING AND REFUSING TO DRIVE YOU TAXI LIKE A NORMAL PERSON BRI IS EXPANDED AND UPGRADED TO INCLUDE INDUSTRIAL AND DIGITAL ENHANCEMENTS ETC So when are stop wearing your brown stained smelly dhoti without underwear stained you can drive your tact and stop being A BURDEN ON POOR english people
All we see is you undergoing bankruptcy proceedings. Nobody talks about the BRI now.
Iran-Tajikistan relations (just like Iran’s relations with our other neighbours and friendly countries) was at its lowest levels in Rouhani presidency. Oh boy, that time has passed and we are forging stronger bonds by the day.
IRT Iraq’s Kordestan, the Iraqi PM is coming on an unplanned visit. The official story is the talks with Saudis, but we all know better, don’t we? Iraq’s borders must be controlled by Iraq and hopefully it will be achieved without firing a single bullet.
BRICS is the future!
Terminator Absolutely provided Ahson Indian Dalit boy LEARNS HOW TO WASH HIS BROWN STAINED SMELLY DHOTI AND STARTS WEARING UNDERWEAR
Sees an idiot on the far right of the picture.
You mean one in a DHOTI THAT IS AHSON INDIAN DALIT BOY
The time for your reversion back to hendu is fast approaching. No way out now, it is your destiny.
the usa has armed and trained ukrainian army to fight russia… now china will arm and train iranian army to fight the usa…
The Iranians are not dumb idiots who will let themselves be used as cannonfudder.
Don’t think for one moment that iran truts anyone. China and russia were great businesspartners to the us while those have tried to sanction iran into oblivion. Russia even denied them air defences cause us asked them fearing it would weaken israel too much.
Iran is only on it’s own side as is china by the way. All this brics, sco or whatever stuff is just window dressing just like nato and eu and stuff.
Very true. I believe that Escobar and Paul Craig Roberts and many others have been reduced to writing conspiracy/ speculation/ fiction now. Nobody takes them seriously.