Rouhani sends a letter to Qaboos of Oman

Sultan Qaboos of Oman received Iranian foreign minister in Oct 2017- image source: MEHR News Agency
27 August 2018

Muscat (WAF)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a letter to Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, state-owned Oman News Agency (ONA) reported today.

The message was received by Khalid Al-Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of the Royal Court, during a meeting with Mohammad Nouri the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Oman. WAF was unable to obtain additional details immediately.

Despite the less-than-friendly views from Oman’s Gulf neighbors towards the Islamic Republic and its support to Houthis in Yemen, where Saudi and the UAE are still implicated in a war since March 2015, Oman and Iran diplomatic relationship remains strong.

In November 2014, the capital of Oman (Muscat) hosted historic meeting between Iran, the United States and European Union, which led to The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action commonly known as Iran Nuclear Deal.

The US officially pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May 2018, after the US president described it as a “one-sided” deal.

Following Trump’s announcement, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his Omani counterpart Yusuf Bin Alawi in Oman’s southern state of Salalah, ONA reported in July. The meeting came prior to Bin Alawi’s visit to Washington DC last month.

Image: file photo by MEHR News Agency for Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman, receiving Iranian Foreign minister Zarif, and Nouri current Iranian ambassador to Oman in October 2017