Nov 28, 2015, 12:46 PM
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Iran observer status in CSTO to be discussed

Moscow, Nov 28, IRNA – Iran attended the parliamentary assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Moscow as a special guest while the assembly gave priority to discuss Iran's observer status, Iranian lawmaker said.

Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign policy Commission, made the remarks talking to IRNA.

Boroujerdi said Chairman of Russia's State Duma Sergey Naryshkin has referred to Iran's important role in the regional affairs.

The Russian official called for using the Iranian experiences in the fight against terrorism, then he said CSTO parliamentary assembly will review Iran's membership in the Organization as an observer, Boroujerdi told IRNA.

He hoped Iran would attend the next CSTO meeting as an observer member, Boroujerdi said quoting the Russian official.

Iran believes that its membership as an observer in the CSTO will boost the level of parliamentary cooperation among the member countries, Boroujerdi noted.

On the issue of terrorism, Boroujerdi said it is a serious threat for many countries including Pakistan and Afghanistan.

By its military intervention in Afghanistan, the US not only could make improvement in the security situation in that country but also fanned the flame of the problems there, said he.

The two-day parliamentary assembly of the CSTO wound up on Friday.

The Iranian delegation attended there as a special guest.

Once again, Russia was chosen as the president of the Organization for the next three years.

The CSTO is an intergovernmental military alliance which was signed on 15 May 1992.