Sabah Zanganeh, a senior Middle East analyst, believes that Riyadh has no choice but to change its regional policies, and Oman can play an important role as a mediator to moderate Saudi Arabia’s policies towards Iran.
Iran has shipped around 11 tons of its excess heavy water, a material used as a moderator in nuclear reactors, to Oman as part of a nuclear deal with world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran’s nuclear chief announced.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and visiting Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Al Busaidi exchanged views about a range of issues including bilateral relations between the two countries.
A petroleum activist says that the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) paves the way for investments in a ban-free Iran. Omani Minster of Oil and Gas Muhammad bin Hamad al-Rumhi says Iran and Oman are to join efforts in addressing falling prices in the oil market.
Iran’s president and Oman’s foreign minister in a meeting in Tehran weighed plans for enhancement of bilateral economic ties in a range of fields, with both sides voicing readiness to facilitate investment activities of the two countries’ private sectors.
The diplomat pointed to threats posed by terrorist groups like Daesh and called for more security and defense cooperation among Iran and regional countries to confront terror threats.
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