SCO Opposes U.S.-NATO Missiles, Middle East Military Intervention
Voice of Russia
June 7, 2012
SCO opposes military intervention in MidEast
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Beijing has resulted in the signing of 10 agreements, including a joint program of cooperation against terrorism, separatism and extremism, and a plan for the SCO development for the coming years.
The declaration voices concern over the US-NATO plans to unilaterally deploy anti-missile defense elements in Europe.
The delegations at the SCO summit also confirmed their disapproval of a possible military operation in Syria and urged for a diplomatic solution to the issue.
They also condemned the attempts to settle the Iranian nuclear issue by force.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin offered the SCO member states to set up an all-purpose centre to counteract terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime.
The SCO was founded in 2001 and comprises Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
The SCO summit opposes Syria intervention
Leaders of a grouping led by Russia and China on Thursday issued a statement opposing military intervention in the Middle East, a day after opposition claims that Syrian forces had killed 100 people.
“Member states are against military intervention into this region’s affairs, forcing a ‘handover of power’ or using unilateral sanctions,” said a statement signed at the end of a Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Beijing.
Use of force to solve Iran problem ‘unacceptable’ – SCO
Leaders of a regional grouping led by Russia and China issued a statement in Beijing Thursday opposing any use of force in Iran, saying this could threaten global security.
“Any attempts to solve the Iranian problem with force are unacceptable and could lead to unpredictable circumstances that threaten stability and security in the region and the entire world,” said the statement signed at the end of a Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit that was attended by Iran’s leader.
TASS, Vesti.ru, AFP