US Sec of State in Oman this month.

Merge 104.8  |  10 February 2020

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will visit Oman as part of a Middle East tour on February 22nd, it’s been announced.  Mr Pompeo will travel to Germany, Senegal, Angola, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, and Oman from February 13-22, the U.S Department of State said in a statement.

Pompeo will stop in Riyadh from February 19-21 to discuss regional and bilateral issues — including Iran, Yemen, and human rights — with the Saudi leadership.

The press release reads: “The Secretary will then travel to Oman to express his condolences on the death of Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said and to meet with Sultan Haitham bin Tariq to underscore the United States’ steadfast partnership with Oman.” More here.