Iranian FM praises Oman's positive role in JCPOA & the region
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian discusses several issues with the Omani leadership and praises its regional role.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said upon his arrival in Muscat that he is carrying a message from Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi and will deliver it to the Sultan of Oman tomorrow, Wednesday.
Amir-Abdollahian explained that the Omani leadership plays a positive and prominent role in converging the views of the parties to the nuclear agreement and seeks to revive the agreement, and is considered a center for regional dialogue on many issues, whether those related to Iran or the rest of the region.
The White House announced a few days ago that, "there is no current progress in the Iranian nuclear agreement, and there is no expected progress in the near future."
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The statement coincided with the meeting of the Iranian foreign minister with EU chief Josep Borrell in Amman where they discussed the developments of the nuclear file.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian later warned international powers that a window for reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, previously known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), remains open but not forever.
Iran's top diplomat will also hold discussions with the Omani leadership regarding the Yemeni and Afghan crises, as well as the Ukrainian war.
It is worth noting here that Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi discussed with the Sultan of Oman during his official visit to the Sultanate in May ways to develop relations between the two countries and signed 8 memorandums of understanding and 4 cooperation programs in various fields.
"Trade exchanges between the two countries of Oman and Iran will improve definitely," Raisi affirmed then.
"Both countries are determined to upgrade the level of political and economic ties," he added.
Less than two weeks following his visit, Oman and Iran inked agreements to build two gas pipelines and an oil field along their maritime border, according to Oman's Energy Minister.
In mid-April, statistics showed that the volume of trade between Iran and Oman in the year 1400 in the Iranian calendar (March 21, 2021-2022) increased by 53% over the previous year, according to a report published by the Iran-Oman Joint Chamber of Commerce.
Oman maintains extensive political and commercial relations with Iran and served as a go-between for Tehran and Washington in the run-up to the original nuclear deal in 2015.