May 25, 2022

IntelBrief: Iran Expands its Diplomatic Options

Iranian Presidency Office via AP

Bottom Line up Front

  • Iranian leaders are exchanging a wide range of visits with regional leaders to break Tehran out of its isolation.
  • Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s visit to Iran represents his attempt to consolidate outside support amid Russia’s distraction with its war against Ukraine.
  • Gulf state leaders are pressing Tehran to compromise on outstanding issues that are holding up a revival of the 2015 multilateral Iran nuclear agreement.
  • Oman is looking to Iran for new investment and gas supplies, as well as its cooperation in ending the war in neighboring Yemen.