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Weekend Reads Iran joins Russo-Chinese cooperation

19:25  17 september  2021
19:25  17 september  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Iran-Securite: Iran joins a Russo-Chinese cooperation organization

L'IRAN REJOINT UNE ORGANISATION DE COOPÉRATION RUSSO-CHINOISE © Reuters / Lisi Niesner Iran joins a Russian-Chinese cooperation organization

(Reuters ) - Iran officially joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (OCS) on Friday, driven by Russia and China to discuss security and commercial issues in Central Asia and circumventing sanctions imposed by Western countries.

The organization was created in 2001 as a dialogue space between Moscow, Beijing and the former Soviet republics of Central Asia, before being expanded four years later to India and Pakistan.

sign of its growing importance to counterbalances Westerners, it is in Tajikistan where the Organization's summit is held that the Iranian President, the Ultraconservant Ebrahim Raisssi, has chosen to make his first trip abroad since his taking office last month.

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Ebrahim Raisssi welcomed the opportunity for his country to participate in the Chinese project of "Silk Roads", Iranian television invoicing access to the enormous markets of the Asian subcontinent than the OCS membership will guarantee Tehran.

In his speech, the Iranian president compared American sanctions to terrorism and invited the other members of the Organization to help them bypass them.

"Nothing can prevent Iran from developing nuclear activities in accordance with international law," said Ebrahim Raisi. "Diplomacy only works when all parties agree to comply. Threats and pressures bind the hands of diplomats and make them ineffective."

Russia and China are signatories from the Iranian nuclear agreement between the great powers and Tehran in 2015, including the former US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States to restore sanctions, and that the administration Joe Biden and its European allies have not reached the moment to put back on the rails.

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