Two top Biden administration officials held indirect talks with Iranian officials in Oman this week on how to avoid escalating regional attacks, two sources with knowledge of the talks told Axios, Report informs.

The talks — involving President Biden’s top Middle East adviser, Brett McGurk, and Abram Paley the acting US envoy for Iran — were the first round of discussions between the US and Iran since January, when similar negotiations were held in Oman.

It’s unclear who represented Iran at the talks.

The talks occurred just over a month after Iran’s unprecedented missile assault on Israel on April 13.

The sources said the talks focused on clarifying the consequences of actions by Iran and its proxies in the region and to discuss US concerns regarding the status of Iran’s nuclear program.