0220 GMT September 28, 2020
Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks in a speech delivered at the Faculty of World Studies at the University of Tehran on Monday, the third part of a five-part course in international relations entitled, “World in Transition,” which is being offered by Iran’s top diplomat.
Zarif said that the zero-sum game has impeded the creation of peace and security in the globe over the last decades, adding that the approach has led to the negative-sum approach among countries, IRNA reported.
While Iran put forward the initiative called “Dialogue Among Civilizations” many years ago, international bodies have relied on the old paradigms, he underlined.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Zarif termed the Daesh terrorist group as the product of invasion and occupation.
He pointed out that the United States has securitized the issues to take advantage of its military superiority.
The US has long been accused of colluding with Daesh to provide safe passage and logistical support to its members in conflict zones.
Syrian Army troops managed to remove Daesh from all of its urban strongholds in the country. In Iraq, the country’s forces did the same against the terror group.
However, the remnants of the terrorist group, which conduct sporadic terror attacks against Iraqi and Syrian forces and civilians alike with increasing regularity, attempt to regroup and wage a new era of the reign of terror in the region.