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Kyrgyzstan: US actions threaten stability in Middle East - Rouhani at SCO summit06:00

Kyrgyzstan: US actions threaten stability in Middle East - Rouhani at SCO summit

Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek
June 14, 2019 at 08:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the United States' actions endanger the stability in the Middle East, while speaking at the 19th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Bishkek on Friday.

"The US government over the past two years, violating all international structures and rules and using its economic, financial and military capabilities, is implementing an aggressive approach and is a serious threat to stability in the region and the world," he said.

During the SCO leaders extended format meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin, China's Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed that the organisation should increase its efforts in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

Modi said that the situation in Afghanistan plays an important role in providing stability and security for the SCO members.

Chinese President Xi on his part stated that it is important to "strengthen the law that protects against the return of terrorist and radical forces."

"Cooperation in the field of de-radicalisation should be deepened in order to effectively eliminate identification in the spread of radical ideology," he added.

Russian President Putin also talked about cooperation within the SCO, saying that the organisation must increase "regional antiterrorist structure, to block the financial support of terrorism at the expense of income from drug trafficking, to do everything to prevent chemical, biological and other weapons of mass destruction from falling into their hands."

The SCO is a China-led eight-member economic and security bloc. Its founding members include China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. India and Pakistan were admitted to the Beijing-based regional security grouping in 2017.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the United States' actions endanger the stability in the Middle East, while speaking at the 19th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Bishkek on Friday.

"The US government over the past two years, violating all international structures and rules and using its economic, financial and military capabilities, is implementing an aggressive approach and is a serious threat to stability in the region and the world," he said.

During the SCO leaders extended format meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin, China's Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed that the organisation should increase its efforts in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

Modi said that the situation in Afghanistan plays an important role in providing stability and security for the SCO members.

Chinese President Xi on his part stated that it is important to "strengthen the law that protects against the return of terrorist and radical forces."

"Cooperation in the field of de-radicalisation should be deepened in order to effectively eliminate identification in the spread of radical ideology," he added.

Russian President Putin also talked about cooperation within the SCO, saying that the organisation must increase "regional antiterrorist structure, to block the financial support of terrorism at the expense of income from drug trafficking, to do everything to prevent chemical, biological and other weapons of mass destruction from falling into their hands."

The SCO is a China-led eight-member economic and security bloc. Its founding members include China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. India and Pakistan were admitted to the Beijing-based regional security grouping in 2017.

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