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Muscat: Oman’s ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that it stands in solidarity with other Gulf states amid escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran over Riyadh’s execution of Saudi Shiite cleric Nimr Al Nimr.

The ministry also denied reports that Oman’s ambassador to Iran had rejected cutting off ties with Iran.

A circulated tweet falsely attributed comments to Saud Al Barwani that cutting of ties with Iran was wrong, the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry also denied a tweet circulated earlier this week saying that Oman’s foreign minister, Yousuf Bin Alawi, condemned the execution of Al Nimr.