Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is visiting nearby Oman on his first trip to an Arab country since taking office.
Iran's state TV says Rouhani, who has vowed to improve Tehran's relations with neighbors, landed in Muscat on Wednesday. A high-ranking economic delegation is accompanying him on the two-day visit aimed at boosting bilateral relations between the two countries.
Iran and Oman lie on opposite sides of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the waterway at the mouth of the Persian Gulf that is the route for one fifth of the world's oil. (AP)