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Omani foreign minister arrives in Tehran for talks on regional issues

Omani foreign minister arrives in Tehran for talks on regional issues

Omani Foreign Minister Youssef bin Alawi bin Abdullah has arrived in Tehran on an official visit to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on the latest developments in the region.
The Omani minister was welcomed at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian upon his arrival Wednesday night.

During his day-long stay in Tehran, bin Alawi is expected to exchange views with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on the ongoing regional issues and ways to bolster mutual relations between Iran and Oman.

Topics of discussion would most likely include the issue of Syria, where a deadly unrest has been going on since 2011. Al-Qaeda-linked militants, sponsored by Western and certain regional countries, have been operating inside the Arab country.

Many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

Several international human rights organizations have accused the foreign-sponsored militants in Syria of committing war crimes.

In a recent development that once again indicated the overt interference of the Israeli regime in the conflict in Syria, Israeli air strikes targeted the Jamraya research center, located northwest of the Syrian capital, Damascus. The center had been targeted by another Israeli airstrike back in January.

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