Mon, 06 Apr 2020

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Omani foreign minister said Muscat is in talks with Tehran and Washington to reduce tensions in the Persian Gulf as it sees prospects of talks between the two countries.

- Politics news -

"We are in touch with the US and Iran," Yousef Bin Alawi was cited as saying on Sunday by the state-run Oman News Agency at the Munich Security Conference.

"We feel that there is a possibility of dialogue between them."

Iran and Oman share age-old and close diplomatic, economic, and commercial ties.

Tensions have been running high between Tehran and Washington since 2018, when President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and unleashed the "toughest ever" sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Iran has ruled out talks with the US unless Washington returns to the nuclear deal and ends the sanctions.

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