Jan 11, 2020, 4:58 PM
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FM Zarif says passing away of Sultan Qaboos a loss to region

Tehran, Jan 11, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Minister in a message condoled the death of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, calling it a great loss to the region.

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.

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.

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