Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah’s recent trip to Washington and his meeting with US Secretary of Defense James Mattis were aimed at reducing tensions between Iran and the US, Al Arab Newspaper reported.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah held talks in Oman’s capital Muscat on Sunday within the framework of regular consultations between the two countries.
Underlining the importance Oman places on Iran as a trade partner, management from Ithraa — Oman’s investment promotion and export development agency — hosted 50 Iranian business representatives on Tuesday to discuss investment opportunities in Oman's fast growing and ambitious economy.
Oman plans to still go ahead with a giant $1.5-billion natural gas pipeline linking the sultanate with Iran despite the threat of US sanctions, according to the Persian Gulf Arab state's oil minister, Mohammed al-Rumhy.
Two people, including a child, were killed and three others went missing in the Omani province of Dhofar after Cyclone Mekunu hit the southern region of the Persian Gulf Arab country, Omani police and state news media said on Saturday.
Military forces from Iran and Oman plan to hold a joint naval exercise in the Persian Gulf in the coming days, the deputy chief of staff of the armed forces for international relations said on Saturday.