John Kerry shops in Muttrah Souq

for Christmas Gifts I guess

Taking time out from the negotiations between Iran, the USA and EU, John Kerry took a stroll in Muttrah Souq Oman. Was he doing Christmas shopping?!

John Kerry doing some early Christmas shopping in Muttrah Souq
John Kerry doing some early Christmas shopping in Muttrah Souq

At the start of the negotiations the EUs Baroness Ashton of Upholland (Catherine Ashton to her friends) greeting Oman’s foreign minister Yousef bin Alawi with what, one assumes, she regarded as an innocent greeting. In the Islamic world its generally not done for men and women to ‘kiss’ in public.

The Kiss of Diplomats
The Kiss of Diplomats

However Yousef bin Alawi is a diplomat and dealt with it in a typically diplomatic style.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4

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