Iran’s Foreign Minister Visits Oman On Regional Tour

Iran’s Foreign Minister Visits Oman On Regional Tour

On Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian embarked on a diplomatic journey to Oman, marking the initial leg of a pivotal regional tour. This move comes amidst heightened tensions following a suspected Israeli airstrike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus nearly a week ago.

The ministry revealed that Amirabdollahian’s visit to Oman was accompanied by a delegation comprising political and parliamentary figures. The agenda includes bilateral issues between Iran and Oman as well as regional issues, particularly Gaza.

The recent escalation began with a suspected Israeli airstrike targeting Iran’s embassy compound in Syria. Iran claimed the strike resulted in the deaths of seven Revolutionary Guard commanders, including three senior members. This incident has raised concerns globally, particularly within the United States, which is on high alert, anticipating potential retaliatory actions by Iran against Israeli or American interests in the region.

In response to perceived threats from Iran, Israel’s military has intensified airstrikes in Syria, specifically targeting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Hezbollah, both of which provide support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Israel, known for its policy of ambiguity regarding military operations, declined to comment on the reported strike last week, maintaining its stance of not discussing operations reported in foreign media.