Thursday, October 5, 2023

US seeks possible diplomatic contact with Iran

A European diplomat reported that the United States is working with the Omanis on the Iranian issue, but a spokesman for the National Security Council denied the allegation.

  • Brett Mcgurk, Senior Advisor To President Joe Biden On The Middle East.
    Brett McGurk, Senior Advisor to President Joe Biden on the Middle East.

Senior Advisor to the President of the United States on Middle East Affairs, Brett McGurk traveled to Oman almost in secret earlier this month To discuss possible diplomatic contact with Iran.

According to the report of American website Axios, McGurk arrived after visiting Muscat on 8 May. Saudi Arab With National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. Subsequently, both visited “Israel”. Inform the occupied Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the talks in Riyadh.

In the opinion of the publication, The topic of discussion was the new diplomatic push on Iran’s nuclear program with the mediation of Oman.

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According to an Israeli official, The Omanis intervened in the US-Iran proxy talks.

The White House’s goal, he said, is to explore Is Iran ready to impose some restrictions on its nuclear program and calm the regional situation.

The United States works with the Omanis on the Iranian issue, But a spokesman for the US National Security Council denied that allegation, a European official said.

A few days ago, Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said arrived in Tehran at the official invitation of President Ibrahim Raisi.

In turn, leader Seyyed Ali Khamenei stressed the importance of strengthening the level of bilateral cooperation in the interest of both countries.

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