SCO Member States Express Full Support for Iran Nuclear Deal: FM

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says there was a global support for the JCPOA during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in China.

During the SCO summit in China’s Qingdao, it was stressed that Tehran must benefit from the economic advantages of the nuclear deal, Zarif noted on Monday.

It was also emphasized that Russia and China, as well as the European countries, must fulfill their commitments to enable Iran to enjoy the deal’s benefits.

Speaking to IRNA, the Iranian top diplomat added that during President Rouhani’s visit to China the stance of the Islamic Republic regarding the nuclear agreement was announced, and the JCPOA was supported as an international agreement.

“During this visit, the president of the Islamic Republic held talks on the nuclear deal with his Russian and Chinese counterparts and the sides talked about the current special situation and how to continue the collaborations despite the United States’ withdrawal,” underpinned FM Zarif.

The Chinese and Russian presidents also highlighted that they feel the Europeans have similar obligations, he added.

Rouhani and his accompanying entourage left China on Sunday evening after attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit in Qingdao.

The Shanghai cooperation organization originated from The Shanghai Five, which was formed in 1996 when Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan signed a treaty on the security of their borders. Later, the bloc became the SCO and currently consists of eight full-time members, four observers, six dialogue partners and international organizations, such as the UN, ASEAN and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

   
   

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