With SCO membership, is Iran coming out of deep freeze?

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Ted Snider

“It is not yet known whether Iran and the United States will return to the JCPOA nuclear agreement. But, whether they do or not, it appears that Iran’s international isolation is nearing an end. The Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will sign a Memorandum of Obligations for the Islamic Republic of Iran to become a full member at its summit, which began today. At a meeting in April 2023, full membership will be finalized. As a result, Iran will join an organization that represents 43 percent of the world’s population, making it the second largest international organization after the UN. The SCO has also become a high priority for both Russia and China. Its purpose is to act as an economic and foreign-policy counterweight to the U.S.-led unipolar world.” (09/15/22)