Iran Hopes SCO Membership Will Help It in Response to Sanctions

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Ebrahim Raisi speaks after casting his ballot at a polling station in Tehran, Iran, June 18, 2021. Ebrahim Raisi won Iran's presidential race by securing over 60 percent of votes, the Iranian Interior Ministry announced on Saturday. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)
Ebrahim Raisi speaks after casting his ballot at a polling station in Tehran, Iran, June 18, 2021. Ebrahim Raisi won Iran's presidential race by securing over 60 percent of votes, the Iranian Interior Ministry announced on Saturday. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Iran hopes that membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will help it in response to unilateral sanctions, President Ebrahim Raisi said on Friday.

Dushanbe hosts the SCO summit on Friday and it is expected that Iran will become the full member of the organization during the event.

“Tehran hopes that by joining the organization, it will be able to resist in the fight against unilateral sanctions,” Raisi told the summit.

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