Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 12
By Umid Niayesh- Trend:
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani says that thinking that air strikes can resolve the terrorism problem is unsophisticated.
Rouhani made the remarks in his speech at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit meeting in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe Sept. 12, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported.
He went on to add that fighting terrorism needs organized planning, bilateral and multilateral cooperation and elimination of economic and cultural poverty.
Rouhani underlined that members of the SCO, more or less are facing the threat of extremism and terrorism. He emphasized that resolving the crisis requires a consensus, strong determination and joint regional and international action.
Without participation of regional states, air assaults will not resolve the terrorism problem in the region, Rouhani noted.
President Rouhani arrived in Tajikistan on Sept. 10 to attend the 14th SCO summit in Dushanbe.
The 14th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization opened in the Tajik capital Sept. 12.
The SCO is a Eurasian inter-governmental organization which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
It currently has six full members. Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, and India are observer states and the organizations dialogue partners include Belarus, Sri Lanka, and Turkey.