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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Iran's Gulf Ally Said to Signal Rapprochement With Saudi Arabia - Bloomberg

Iran's Gulf Ally Said to Signal Rapprochement With Saudi Arabia - Bloomberg:
"Saudi Arabia has received notification from Oman that it intends to join the Saudi-led anti-terror coalition, according to a person familiar with the matter, a sign that Iran’s closest ally in the region is ready to improve its ties with the kingdom.

The letter was sent by Oman’s defense minister to Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the person said on condition of anonymity. Prince Mohammed will go to Oman in the coming weeks to pave the way for a visit by King Salman. The king’s trip would help re-establish security, military and economic cooperation, the person said.

Oman’s ties with Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Gulf Cooperation Council have been strained because of its close relationship with Iran, the kingdom’s biggest regional rival."

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