Iran is set on joining Russia and China in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation-a growing economic, political and military bloc and major threat to the West.
From Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency
Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Alaeddin Boroujerdi said here Monday that the Islamic Republic of Iran is now among observers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and “We hope grounds for Iran’s accession to the treaty will be prepared.”
Boroujerdi made the remarks on the threshold of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s regional tours which is to begin on Tuesday.
Speaking to IRNA, he referred to admission of China and Russia to SCO and said the importance of the treaty which is among political and security organizations in the region would be doubled in the future.
Upcoming visit of the Iranian president to the summit and defining Iran’s stands on regional developments is of prime importance, he said.