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Iran: FM Zarif meets Omani counterpart to discuss Strait of Hormuz01:36

Iran: FM Zarif meets Omani counterpart to discuss Strait of Hormuz

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
July 27, 2019 at 11:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah arrived in Tehran on Saturday for a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif over the countries’ bilateral relations and the situation in the Strait of Hormuz.

Oman maintains friendly ties with the United States, the UK and Iran and has been seen as an intermediary between the countries locked in a standoff in recent weeks.

Tensions in the region have escalated since Iran announced in May that it would partially withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal.

In June, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps reportedly shot down a US drone which it says entered its airspace.

Iranian forces have also captured a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz in response to the UK seizing an Iranian tanker on July 4.

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Iran: FM Zarif meets Omani counterpart to discuss Strait of Hormuz01:36
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Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah arrived in Tehran on Saturday for a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif over the countries’ bilateral relations and the situation in the Strait of Hormuz.

Oman maintains friendly ties with the United States, the UK and Iran and has been seen as an intermediary between the countries locked in a standoff in recent weeks.

Tensions in the region have escalated since Iran announced in May that it would partially withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal.

In June, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps reportedly shot down a US drone which it says entered its airspace.

Iranian forces have also captured a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz in response to the UK seizing an Iranian tanker on July 4.

Restrictions: NO Access Israel Media/Persian Language TV Stations Outside Iran/Strictly No Access BBC Persian/VOA Persian/Manoto-1 TV/Iran International

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