Viewing cable 05MUSCAT1304
Title: SULTAN SENDS ENVOY TO NEW IRANIAN PRESIDENT

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05MUSCAT13042005-08-24 14:39:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Muscat
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C O N F I D E N T I A L MUSCAT 001304 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR NEA, NEA/ARPI, NP/MNA 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/24/2015 
TAGS: PREL KNNP MNUC IR MU
SUBJECT: SULTAN SENDS ENVOY TO NEW IRANIAN PRESIDENT 
 
REF: MUSCAT 1255 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Richard L. Baltimore III. 
Reason: 1.4 (b, d). 
 
¶1. (SBU) On August 20, former Information Minister and the 
Sultan's longtime special interlocutor on Iran issues, 
Abdulaziz al-Rawas, paid an introductory call in Tehran on 
new Iranian President Ahmadinejad, delivering a personal 
letter from Sultan Qaboos.  According to local press reports, 
prior to Rawas' return on August 21, he also met with former 
presidents Khatami and Rafsanjani. 
 
¶2. (C) Following-up on reftel, on August 23 Pol/E Chief asked 
MFA Political Affairs Chief to the Under Secretary, Humaid 
al-Maani for a read out of al-Rawas' visit.  Al-Maani 
professed not to know any details about it.  P/E Chief noted 
that, in this current sensitive period, it would be helpful 
if Iran received consistent and positive reinforcement from 
its "friends" that it should cooperate fully with the 
international community on its nuclear program.  Al-Maani 
replied that Omani foreign policy strives to do precisely 
that. 
BALTIMORE