Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 26
There are no objections to Iran's accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), but currently, the issue is not on the agenda, RIA Novosti quoted Russian Foreign Ministry representative as saying.
Russia takes as a premise that the start of the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action eliminates the obstacles to Iran's accession to the SCO, Bakhtier Khakimov, Russia's special presidential envoy to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, ambassador-at-large of Russian Foreign Ministry, told reporters.
"We take it as a premise and work on it," he added.
Khakimov said that in principle, all SCO member states support Iran's accession to the organization.
"There are no objections to Iran's candidacy. But there are certain nuances in the approaches to the process of accession itself," he added.
Edited by SI