The Omani ‘back channel’ to Iran and the secrecy surrounding the nuclear deal

June 7, 2016 One of the mysteries of Campaign 2016 is why the Iran nuclear deal has vanished as an issue. But a new book reveals some startling details about how the diplomacy with Tehran began in secret, long before reformers took power there, and the crucial role played by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary [...]

By |June 8th, 2016|North America, Oman, USA|

Next Omani products’ exhibition to be held in Tehran

May 31, 2016 Tehran, capital city of Iran, will be the next destination for the Omani Products Exhibition (Opex) event, which will be held from September 26 to 30 this year. New destination was announced during an event to honour the participants of the Opex which was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last month. Honouring [...]

By |June 1st, 2016|Oman|

Oman Air says to launch daily flights to second Iranian city

May 25, 2016 Oman Air on Wednesday announced plans to launch a new service between Muscat and the Iranian city of Mashhad from June 1. Mashhad will be Oman Air's second destination in Iran, following the launch of flights to Tehran in 2012, the airline said in a statement. It addd that the new daily [...]

By |May 26th, 2016|Oman|

Iran and Oman oil officials review Jask terminal

May 10, 2016 Omani and Irani oil officials are said to be mulling the construction of a terminal in Jask, a city in Southern Iran. IRNA said the department head for international affairs at National Iranian Oil, Refining, and Distribution Company met with Oman's oil and gas minister on 6 May to review executive works [...]

By |May 10th, 2016|Oman|

Iran, Oman eye new firm to market LNG

May 9, 2016 Top officials from Iran and Oman recently discussed options to form a company which will be registered in Oman with the sole responsibility of market natural gas to other parts of the world, a report said. During the meeting, the officials also discussed ways implement the pipeline project via which Iran will [...]

By |May 9th, 2016|Oman|

Will Oman Become Beholden to Iran?

May 9, 2016 ess than a week after the nuclear deal was implemented in January of this year, Iran’s ambassador to Oman, Ali Akbar Sibaveh, announced that Tehran will “repay” its neighbor for its instrumental role in getting the deal passed and crippling sanctions lifted. “Friends at times of need are few, and Oman stood [...]

By |May 9th, 2016|Oman|

Oman and Iran: Friends with many benefits

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said (R) walks with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani April 29, 2016 Oman shares the Strait of Hormuz with Iran and maintains cordial relations with Tehran, despite the former’s membership in the mostly anti-Iranian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). As Iran gradually reintegrates into the global economy, Oman is becoming a [...]

By |May 4th, 2016|Oman|

Iran’s resolve to develop ties with Oman firm/Oman’s wise regional stance admirable

President Rouhani met with the Chairman of the State Council of Oman Yahya bin Mahfoudh al- Manthri and said: “Good capacities of the two countries for the comprehensive development of ties should be used to benefit the two nations and the region”.  In this meeting which happened late on Thursday on the sidelines of the [...]

By |April 14th, 2016|Oman|

What a new Iran means for Oman

March 1, 2016 Oman watched with great interest the Iranian elections on February 26, 2016. After all, under the keen guidance of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Muscat serves as the elite half-way point between the West, specifically the United States, and the Islamic Republic over not only the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [...]

By |March 1st, 2016|Oman|

Oman Seeks Stronger Iranian Shipping Ties

February 29, 2016 Oman aims to expand shipping and trade links with Iran and get ahead of rivals after the lifting of international sanctions on Tehran, leading port officials involved say. Measures were lifted last month as part of a nuclear deal with world powers, ending years of isolation which saw the international shipping sector [...]

By |February 29th, 2016|Oman|