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President explains the aims and achievements of the Iranian delegation at the SCO

President Hassan Rouhani underlined that the leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) have unanimously agreed that the only solution to the West’s deadlock with Iran over the latter’s nuclear program is holding political talks.

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Fri 13 - September 2013 - 21:40

“The participants of the 13th SCO Summit have emphasized Iran’s stances and said that they consider the only solution in political negotiations,” Dr.Rouhani told reporters in Tehran on Friday night upon his return from Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek, where a two-day SCO summit was held.
Dr.Rouhani further noted that SCO members also censured any military intervention in Syria, and described political talks between the Damascus government and the opposition as the only solution to the Syrian conflict.
President Rouhani arrived in Tehran on Friday night after wrapping a two-day visit to Bishkek where he attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit.
President Rouhani embarked on a visit to Kyrgyzstan to attend the SCO Summit in Bishkek at the invitation of his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambayev.
The SCO Summit began work in Bishkek on Friday. President Rohani delivered a speech at the SCO.
President met with his Russia, Afghan, Chinese, Kyrgyz, Mongolian and Kazakh counterparts on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Kyrgyzstan.
The visit to Bishkek was Dr.Rouhani’s first foreign trip since taking office on August 4.
Iran, along with Afghanistan, India, Mongolia, and Pakistan, has an observer status in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
The SCO is an intergovernmental security organization that was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Iran has always participated in the SCO summits as an observer member.

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