Muscat Role in Nuclear Diplomacy Hailed

Muscat Role in Nuclear Diplomacy Hailed  Muscat Role in Nuclear Diplomacy Hailed

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif praised Muscat's "unparalleled" role in setting the stage for international negotiations on the Iranian nuclear dispute, saying Tehran's achievement in this relation is also a success for "brotherly" countries in the region.

In a meeting with his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi on Wednesday, Zarif also welcomed Oman's role in crucial regional issues, including the Yemeni crisis, and expressed Iran's readiness to support Oman's efforts and increase cooperation with the Persian Gulf country in this respect.  

Voicing concerns over the grave humanitarian situation in Yemen, Zarif underlined the necessity to address the challenge in an effort to prevent the intensification of the crisis as well as the need to provide aid to the displaced and injured Yemeni people.  

"Holding Yemeni dialogue is the only way to bring stability and peace back to the Arab country," the senior diplomat noted.  

Alawi, for his part, congratulated Tehran on the recent breakthrough achieved in the most recent round of nuclear talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne and said Iran's success in resolving the nuclear issue will positively affect the region and pave the way for other countries to make use of nuclear technology.  

Stressing the right of the Islamic Republic to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, he described the joint statement issued at the end of the Lausanne talks outlining the key parameters of a final nuclear deal as "a significant achievement for Iran and other countries in the region."

He also urged increased international attention to the Yemeni crisis and called for holding national dialogue to help settle the issue.

Later in the day, Zarif left Muscat for Islamabad to hold talks with Pakistani officials on the latest regional developments, especially the conflict in Yemen.