Iranian President Believes Placement of Anti-Missile Elements in Other Countries Threatens Entire Continent
The placement of anti-missile defence elements by some countries in other countries goes beyond threatening one country but affects the entire continent, including the countries of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, stated at the meeting of the SCO Presidential Council on 16 August, according to ITAR-TASS.
"We see that one country is still making threats regarding the placement of anti-missile elements in several areas in the world," Ahmadinejad addressed the participants of the meeting. "Such intentions go beyond threatening one country, they affect the significant part of the continent, the entire Asia and SCO members," he said.
"Unfortunately, in the modern world some countries become accustomed to making a standpoint through force and threats, and this is at the very time when our world needs peace and security above all," Iranian leader stated.
Ahmadinejad noted that SCO was able to fight for a fair and respectfulattitude for the rights of all nations, as well as for the liquidation of injustice, threats and discrimination. He stressed that this mainly affected the Middle East region, which had experienced attempts of occupation and obtrusion of new political ideas. "Despite those intentions failing, they have created great difficulties for the nations of that region," he said.
Nevertheless, the Iranian President is sure SCO will be able to prevent violence, threats, obtrusion of one's will by some countries and will be a guide of peace and friendship throughout the world. "For this purpose strengthening and coordination between the SCO members regarding regional and world policy is required," the President said. " Iran is ready to develop cooperation with SCO and its members," Ahmadinejad stressed.