1 November, 2018
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Joint Strategic Committee: Meeting in Tehran
Omani acting undersecretary for diplomatic affairs Mohammed Bin Awadh Al-Hassan led a delegation to Tehran on 22 October to take part in the sixth session of the Iran-Oman strategic consultation committee. The following day he held talks with foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. There were no major new developments or agreements, but the meetings highlighted Oman’s continued willingness to talk to all sides in the region, even under pressure from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and as fresh sanctions are due to be imposed on Iran by the United States.