‘BRICS, SCO memberships secure Iran’s long-term interests’

Iran’s active participation in international mechanisms, including the BRICS group of emerging economies and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), will help secure the country’s long-term interests, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ali Bagheri Kani has said.

"Our entry into BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization provides a framework and platform for the country’s diplomacy that enable us to pursue our approaches and viewpoints within these mechanisms," Bagheri Kani said during a conference at Tehran University on Monday.

Since the new government took office over two years ago, Iran’s bilateral relations have taken a significant “leap” based on the principles of the country’s foreign policy, he noted.

Bagheri Kani cited consistent communication and cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) within the framework of the Safeguards Agreement.

"In this regard, we are currently in a good position, because besides being present at the negotiation table, Iran has fulfilled its commitments and has held the United States accountable," he added.

The deputy foreign minister further criticized Western powers for orchestrating a narrative against Iran's nuclear activities aimed at rallying global public opinion against the country.

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