Arab League chief: Iran should ‘reflect, reverse course’ in wake of Gulf of Oman attacks

Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Friday that, following events in the Gulf of Oman, Iranians should “reflect, and reverse course.” (AFP/File Photo)
Updated 17 June 2019
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Arab League chief: Iran should ‘reflect, reverse course’ in wake of Gulf of Oman attacks

  • Gheit said the recent developments in the Middle East region risk deepening confrontations
  • Also said Iran is pushing everyone toward a confrontation

RIYADH: Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Friday that, following events in the Gulf of Oman, Iranians should “reflect, and reverse course.”

Gheit said the recent developments in the Middle East region risk deepening confrontations, and urged restraint from both sides to prevent that.

He said: “Sadly, we have a problem in the Middle East with a very important and large Muslim state — Iran.

“Iran is pushing everyone toward a confrontation where no one would be safe if it happens,” he added.


Senior Omani official to visit Iran on Saturday

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Senior Omani official to visit Iran on Saturday

  • Oman called on Iran and UK to resolve differences diplomatically

DUBAI: Oman’s minister responsible for foreign affairs, Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, will visit Iran on Saturday to discuss regional developments, Oman’s state news agency said on Monday.

It did not give further details. The sultanate on Sunday urged Tehran to release the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero, which Iran seized on Friday, and called on all parties to exercise restraint and resolve differences diplomatically.