TEHRAN, Dec 18_Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged regional countries to develop “realistic” neighborly cooperation, instead of relying on “realpolitik” strategies, to guarantee security in the Persian Gulf region.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_ In a post on his official Twitter account on Tuesday, Zarif reiterated the offer for the Persian Gulf littoral states to join Tehran’s peace initiative, known as HOPE, with the aim of enhancing “realistic” cooperation.
“Realpolitik has failed miserably in providing security for anyone in the Persian Gulf. Let’s try more ‘realistic’ cooperation: the #HOPE initiative,” said Zarif.
HOPE — an acronym for Hormuz Peace Endeavor — was unveiled by President Hassan Rouhani at a September meeting of the UN General Assembly, where he invited all countries affected by tensions in the Persian Gulf region to join a coalition meant to enhance friendship and safeguard the region without relying on outsiders.