Muscat (Debriefer) - Muscat has no functional embassy or mission staff in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a, the Omani foreign ministry said Wednesday, due to the ongoing conditions in the war-torn country.
In a statement, the ministry warned against electronic blackmail in the name of its Sana'a-based embassy closed for years now.
Recently, complaints have been repeatedly received that civilians were electronically blackmailed by persons claiming to be Omani diplomats working for the Omani embassy in Yemen, the statement said.
The foreign ministry warned everyone against being deceived by such electronic blackmail acts, the statement added without further details.
The warnings come amid diplomatic efforts intensely exerted by Muscat as a mediator to solve the Yemeni crisis.
The Omani mediation integrates and supports the UN role, the UN envoy for Yemen said.
Muscat plays neutral role in Yemen, trying to bridge gap between different points of view, Martin Griffiths added, hoping this role would help reach a breakthrough and a political pact.