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Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conferred with many of his Asian and African counterparts on the ongoing rift between Doha and a number of Arab countries.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani plans to pay visits to the neighboring countries of Oman and Kuwait on Wednesday and hold talks on various issues, including ways to promote Tehran’s relations with the Arab countries.
Iranian lawmakers are upbeat that in the light of improved relations between Iran and Oman, the latter would release the Islamic Republic’s frozen assets.
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.