Oman’s Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr al-Busaidi discussed with Iran’s chief negotiator Ali Bagheri-Kani the latest developments on the nuclear agreement known as the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA).
The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement carried out by the state-run Agency (ISNA), saying Bagheri-Kani held consultations with Busaidi on regional and bilateral developments and follow-up on the agreements signed during the visit of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Muscat.
According to Oman News Agency (ONA), the two sides reviewed relations of cooperation between Oman and Iran.
They also discussed several regional and international matters of common interest, particularly the developments regarding the return to the nuclear deal, ONA reported.
The meeting stressed the importance of this deal in maintaining regional security and stability.
This is Bagheri-Kani’s second foreign visit within a week, after his unannounced trip to Moscow, in the first diplomatic move after the failure of the latest rounds of talks in Doha.
Earlier, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani held talks with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian and the Secretary-General of Iran’s National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, on the nuclear negotiations.
Abdollahian said Iran is making no demands outside the parameters of its 2015 nuclear deal, asserting: “We have no requirement which goes beyond the nuclear agreement — contrary to certain claims by the US party in the media.”
He noted that the recent talks in Doha focused on the issue of guarantees, stating: “During the recent talks in Doha, one of the main questions we focused on was an effective guarantee from Washington assuring us of economic advantages linked to the agreement.”
Iranian lawmaker Mahmoud Abbaszadeh criticized the Iranian Foreign Ministry for the lack of results in the Doha talks.
Abbaszadeh, the spokesman of the parliamentary National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, downplayed Abdollahian’s statement about Tehran’s “positive” assessment of the last round, noting that the US special envoy to Iran, Rob Malley, described it as a “waste of time.”
“We could have worked better in Doha,” said the lawmaker, adding: “We did not enter into the Doha talks with a calculated plan and a road map.”
“The reason is that our foreign diplomacy apparatus does not have a well-prepared road map in this regard,” said Abbaszadeh.
Source » aawsat