Tehran, Muscat call for more Iran nuclear talks
By Ahmed al-Masri, Thursday, March 13, 2014
MUSCAT – Iran and Oman on Thursday stressed the importance of holding talks between Iran and the West over Iran's nuclear program with a view to reaching a mutually-acceptable agreement.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday wrapped up a two-day visit to Oman during which he met with Omani ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
A joint Iranian-Omani statement, issued at the end of Rouhani's visit, hailed a deal reached last November by Iran and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany regarding Iran's nuclear activities.
The deal calls on Iran to suspend some of its uranium enrichment activities in return for the easing of decades-old Western sanctions on the Islamic republic.
It was the second meeting between Rouhani and Qaboos in the last seven months. Last August, the Omani ruler paid a visit to Iran.
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