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US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Oman

Top US official in Gulf sultanate for talks over potential $2.1bn arms deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Oman
US Secretary of State John Kerry has visited Oman to help finalise a $2.1bn deal to supply a US-made air defence system to the Gulf nation. Omani Foreign Minister Yussef bin Alawi bin Abdullah greets Kerry upon his arrival in Muscat. (Getty Images)
US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Oman
US Secretary of State John Kerry has visited Oman to help finalise a $2.1bn deal to supply a US-made air defence system to the Gulf nation. (Getty Images)
US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Oman
Kerry spoke with Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said during a meeting at Bait al-Baraka in Muscat. (Getty Images)
US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Oman
Kerry spoke with Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said during a meeting at Bait al-Baraka in Muscat. (Getty Images)
US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Oman
Kerry also met with Oman's Minister of Defense Sayyid Badr al-Busaidi. (Getty Images)
US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Oman
US embassy staff were also treated to a speech during Kerry’s visit to Oman to pen a multi-billion dollar air-defence system deal. (Getty Images)