An Arab daily reports that Sultan Qaboos, the King of Oman, has proposed a direct meeting between Hassan Rohani and Barack Obama, the presidents of Iran and the United States. The Al-Watan daily, published in the U.S., reports that Sultan Qaboos's trip to Iran reveals Muscat's willingness to act as a mediator between Iran and the United States.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (R) welcoming Oman's Sultan Qaboos
The report also indicates that the King of Oman has a message for the new Iranian president from the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council.
Sultan Qaboos visited Iran last week, becoming the first leader of a country to pay a visit to the new president Hassan Rohani. There has been much speculation about whether he had carried a message from the United States for the new Iranian administration.
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