Oman top diplo­mat vis­its Iran

Kuwait Times - - Front Page -

TEHRAN: Iran’s top diplo­mat Mo­ham­mad Javad Zarif voiced sup­port yes­ter­day for re­duc­ing ten­sions in the Gulf as he hosted his coun­ter­part from tra­di­tional me­di­a­tor Oman for talks in Tehran. The visit by Oman’s min­is­ter of state for for­eign af­fairs, Yusuf bin Alawi, came a week af­ter he held a meet­ing in Wash­ing­ton with US Sec­re­tary of State Mike Pom­peo. It is the sec­ond time since late July that bin Alawi has been sent to Iran by the sul­tanate, a past me­di­a­tor be­tween foes in the Mid­dle East. The Ira­nian for­eign min­istry said Zarif, in talks with bin Alawi, had “em­pha­sized the ne­ces­sity of re­duc­ing ten­sions in the re­gion”. Zarif said Iran was se­ri­ous about a plan - dubbed the Hor­muz Peace En­deav­our - that it has put for­ward to re­duce re­gional ten­sions. Pom­peo said yes­ter­day that Iran was the unit­ing fac­tor be­hind protests around the Mid­dle East, say­ing demon­stra­tors in Iraq, Le­banon and Iran it­self op­posed the cler­i­cal regime.

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