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FM Zarif in Kazakhstan for SCO Summit

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is in Kazakhstan capital of Astana to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit. Zarif arrived in the Astana on Thursday to participate in the two-day SCO summit and the opening ceremony of Astana Expo 2017. Iran’s formal membership of the SCO will also be on the agenda of the summit. The SCO […]

Russia Hopes Iran SCO Membership Process Starts in June

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov hopes that Iran’s SCO membership process would be launched in June. Moscow hopes that Iran’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) membership process would be launched in June, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday. “Next in line, many have said this today, is Iran, which as you know has settled the […]

Russia Sees No Obstacles to Iran’s SCO Membership

Russia’s envoy to the United Nations said barriers to Iran becoming a permanent member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have been removed with the implementation of the JCPOA and lifting of the UN sanctions against Tehran. “We consider there are no obstacles left for a positive consideration of its (Iran’s) membership application after the […]

Does Iran need to join Shanghai Cooperation Organization?

By Hamidreza Azizi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Uzbekistan hosted the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on June 23-24. As expected, Iran’s accession was one of the main topics on the agenda. However, according to Russia’s special presidential envoy, […]

SCO to consider Full Membership for Iran

By John Lee. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization will consider Iran’s application for full membership immediately after the UN sanctions are lifted, SCO Secretary General Dmitry Mezentsev (pictured) said on Monday. He told the Russian newspaper Izvestia: “The organization wishes success to Iran in the completion of work on Iran’s nuclear program to implement as expeditiously […]