Iran President to visit Oman, Kuwait

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani presides over a meeting of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, in Tehran, Iran February 7, 2017. via REUTERS Feb 14, 2017 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is to visit Oman and Kuwait on Wednesday, state television reported, amid efforts by Kuwait to mend relations between the Gulf Arab [...]

By |February 14th, 2017|Kuwait, Oman|

Iran, Oman agree on outlines of constructing gas pipeline

February 9, 2017 Iran and Oman have signed a renewed document to build a pipeline transferring Iran's natural gas to the Arab state, semi-official Fars news agency reported on Wednesday. The document was signed in the presence of Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and his Omani counterpart Mohammed bin Hamad al-Ruhmi in Tehran on [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Oman|

Tehran-Muscat trade turnover rises to $1b in 2016

January 31, 2017 Trade between Tehran and Muscat increased to $1 billion in 2016, said Omani minister of commerce and industry. The Times of Oman quoted Ali bin Masoud al-Sunaidy as saying on Monday, "Trade between Oman and Iran exceeded $1 billion by the end of October last year. In 2015, it was nearly $560 [...]

By |January 31st, 2017|Oman|

Oman, Iran’s closest Gulf ally, signals change by joining Saudi alliance

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to visit Oman soon. December 29, 2016 Oman, Iran's closest ally in the Persian Gulf region, has signaled that it may be changing course by joining a Saudi-led coalition of Muslim countries fighting terrorism. Arab news outlets said on December 28 that Oman’s [...]

By |December 30th, 2016|Oman, Saudi Arabia|

Iran considers power export to Oman via submarine cable

November 9, 2016 An Iranian deputy minister unveiled plans for export of electricity to Oman via submarine power cables. Speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Deputy Energy Minister Hooshang Falahatian said initial studies have been conducted on the construction of an undersea power line to export electricity to Oman. According to the [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|Oman|

Iran steps up weapons supply to Yemen’s Houthis via Oman-officials

Houthi forces during a rally in Sana’a (EPA) October 20, 2016 Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, U.S., Western and Iranian officials tell Reuters, a development that threatens to prolong and intensify the 19-month-old war. The increased pace of transfers in recent [...]

By |October 20th, 2016|Oman, Yemen|

Oman’s expo in Tehran opens

September 27, 2016 Oman’s sixth ‘specialised’ exhibition was inaugurated in Tehran on Monday. It was attended by Dr Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh. The exhibition, which will run until September 30, focuses on food industry and foodstuff, oil, gas and petrochemicals industry, medicine [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Oman|

Oman signs agreement for establishing Iranian Bazaar

September 26, 2016 A significant agreement to establish Iranian Bazaar in the wilayat of Barka in South Batinah was signed by the Sultanate and Iran on Monday. The bazaar will be built on an area of 40,000 square metres and will showcase a variety of Iranian products. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of [...]

By |September 26th, 2016|Oman|

Oman Air’s Tehran-Muscat flight delayed

September 18, 2016 A press release stated that the wings of the stationary Oman Air aircraft were clipped by another airliner as it passed. “No-one was hurt and no-one was at risk, but the aircraft must now be carefully inspected by Oman Air’s engineering team before it is declared fit to fly. Passengers have been [...]

By |September 18th, 2016|Oman|

Oman-Iran gas pipeline cost to rise due to new route

September 15, 2016 A planned subsea natural gas pipeline between Iran and Oman is expected to have a higher estimated cost after the two countries had to change the project's route and design to avoid waters controlled by the UAE, an industry source said. Iran sits on one of the world's largest gas reserves, which [...]

By |September 15th, 2016|Oman|