Oman to open embassy in Palestine

MUSCAT (AA) – Oman said Wednesday it plans to open an embassy in Palestine.

The move "comes in line with the sultanate's support for the Palestinian people", the Foreign Ministry said on Twitter.

It said a ministerial delegation will travel to Ramallah, where the Palestinian Authority is headquartered, to begin procedures to open the embassy.

The announcement by the Gulf state comes as a U.S.-led conference was being held in Bahrain, during which U.S. officials were expected to unveil the economic portion of the American plan for Middle East peace known as "deal of the century".

The "deal of the century" has yet to be revealed in full, however, based on leaks in the media, it envisages to make major concessions to Israel regarding the status of Jerusalem city and also regarding right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes in historical Palestine.