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Oman sultan's visit reportedly a mediation bid between Iran and U.S.
Oman sultan's visit reportedly a mediation bid between Iran and U.S.

WASHINGTON – Iranian newspapers are reporting that a visit to Tehran this week by the leader of the Persian Gulf state of Oman was aimed at beginning quiet talks between the United States and the Islamic Republic. One of the newspapers, the daily Khorasan, said Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who has long sought to become an intermediary between the two countries, brought a proposal that Iran might be readmitted to an international money-transfer system if it agreed to reduce its uranium enrichment activities. Iran’s access to the Swift system was severed by European sanctions, preventing the country from getting billions of dollars on deposit in overseas banks. The United States and...

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