Omani state media announced on Wednesday that Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Oman, where he met with the Gulf Arab state’s ruling sultan.
While urging restraint and diplomacy to end the crisis, US-allied Gulf states have not taken sides in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Gulf oil producers had also resisted Western calls to pump more oil and help isolate Moscow.
State media reported that Omani Foreign Minister Badr Al-Busaidi told his Russian counterpart that Muscat was committed to OPEC+ output agreements and supported all international efforts to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear pact.
Indirect US-Iranian talks to revive the pact have stalled.
The UK, China, France, Germany, and Russia are the other parties to the accord, which Washington quit in 2018 and reimposed US sanctions, prompting Tehran to gradually breach various nuclear restrictions the deal imposes.