World News: 15:00 GMT Friday 24th May 2019. [Yahoo Celebrity Feed via SPi World News]
Oman said Friday it was trying to reduce spiralling tensions between the Unites States and Iran, as the Pentagon confirmed it was considering deploying more troops to the region. The small but strategically located sultanate, which faces Iran across the highly sensitive Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Gulf, has maintained good relations with Tehran throughout successive regional crises. 'We and other parties seek to calm tensions between Washington and Tehran,' Muscat's state minister for foreign affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah said in a statement.
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