Putin: No more obstacles to Iran’s SCO accession
There are no more obstacles to Iran’s accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), TASS news agency quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin as saying June 24.
He made the remarks addressing a meeting of heads of SCO member states in Tashkent.
Iran has been participating in the activities of the organization as an observer state since 2005, said Putin.
“I believe that after resolving Iran’s nuclear issue and lifting the UN sanctions imposed on the country, there are no more obstacles to the positive consideration of Tehran’s application,” he added.
Moreover, Putin believes that India and Pakistan will be admitted to the SCO in a shortest possible time, in 2017.