MoFA stated that Oman is following with fantastic interest the present developments in the area. In a statement, MoFA denied reports that Oman has conveyed any message on behalf of the US to the Iranian government relating to the incident of downing the US drone on June 20.
On Monday, H E Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs met Brian Hook, US Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State and his delegation. They discussed numerous matters of typical concern.
H E Gen Sultan bin Mohammed al Nu’amani, Minister of the Royal Office also met Brian Hook and his accompanying delegation. The meeting exchanged cordial conversations and reviewed march of the great historic relations binding Oman and the US in numerous fields and indicates of advertising them to serve the interests of the two friendly nations.
The meeting also touched on developments in the area and numerous matters of typical concern. The meeting was attended by the US ambassador to the Sultanate.
According to the US Department of State, Brian Hook is travelling across the Middle East given that June 19. He is holding meetings in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain.
He is discussing the regional issues, which includes the current attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman. He is also sharing extra US intelligence on the variety of active threats in the area. “The United States is committed to working with its partners in the region to safeguard freedom of navigation,” stated US Department of State.
Special Representative Hook will then travel to Europe for consultations with the E3 on June 27. He will meet in Paris, France, with counterparts from the UK, Germany, and France to go over a variety of issues regarding the Middle East scenario.
(With inputs from ONA)
Information Source: Muscat Daily