Zarif arrives in Muscat to attend Sultan Qaboos funeral procession

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Muscat to attend Sultan Qaboos funeral procession and to meet new Sultan of Oman: Haitham Bin Tariq al-Said.

Sultan Qaboos of Oman bin Said al-Said died after several months of illness at the age of 79, Omani media said on Saturday.

The Omani Sultanate announced three days of public mourning in the country.

The flag of Oman will also fly half-mast for 40 days as a sign of respect for the deceased leader.  

Based on the Oman constitution, the Omani Sultanate council should select a successor in three days after the demise of the Sultan.

Oman under Qaboos bin Said al Said Sultanate had played important diplomatic peace efforts to help resolve regional and international disputes.

Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet in Arabic on Saturday, extended his condolences over the death of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, calling it a loss to the region.

In this message, he also congratulated his successor, His Majesty Haitham bin Tariq.

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