Peter, if I remember correctly, Wikipedia's information on SCO is from 2001. Check out more up-to-date sites by googling SCO, Iran. Don't even bother coming with the usual zionist crap with me. Even you must understand that Iran, with the backing of China and Russia, is not a sitting duck for the zionist neo cons in Washington, nor the zionists in so-called Israel. That game is finished. That perhaps explains the sudden willingness of Washington to go the diplomatic route. It also perhaps explains the aggressive stance of Putin on the eve of the G8 meeting. What is incomprehensible to me is why this is not top news in the international media.
Knesset approves 2015-16 state budget in first reading (Haaretz)
from the article: Iran and Egypt to hold talks on restoring full diplomatic ties