Oman Sees Regional Enthusiasm for Iran Ties

Oman’s interior minister pointed to the growing enthusiasm from the regional countries for closer relations with Iran, saying Muscat sees no barrier to the expansion of ties with Tehran.

In a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran on Sunday, visiting Omani Interior Minister Hamoud bin Faisal Al Busaidi said the bilateral relations have reached a “premium level.”

He also voiced the sultanate of Oman’s readiness to enhance relations with Iran in all fields.

The Iranian minister, for his part, hailed Iran-Oman ties as a role model for the other countries.

Zarif also touched on the “historical juncture” in the regional developments, stressing that “constructive cooperation and mutual understanding should replace the illusion of rivalry.”

He further noted that instability and insecurity in any country will pose a threat to the other parts of the region and even to the world.

At the end of the meeting, the ministers signed an agreement on demarcation of sea borders between the two countries.

Heading a political and economic delegation, Al Busaidi arrived in Tehran on Sunday and held another meeting with Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli.