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China-led Bloc Keeps Iran at Arm's Length Despite Russian Backing

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a China-led security bloc, refused to initiate Iran's accession on Thursday despite a request from Russia which backs Tehran's bid, indicating possible divisions between Beijing and Moscow. The bloc has served a platform for Moscow and Beijing to project influence in the region. But unlike Russia, China may be reluctant to give it a strong anti-Western flavor. Iran has long knocked at SCO's door and Russia has argued that with...

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