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Beijing signals Iran membership as Shanghai security bloc expands

As Xi Jinping sets out this week to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting in Kazakhstan, the security bloc is set to expand its membership. Despite tense relations between the two nations, Pakistan and India are both scheduled to formally announce accession to the SCO this week. India’s membership in particular will test the cohesion […]