Tehran, Muscat conclude ‘historic’ border pact

Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs. (Press TV) September 14, 2016 Iran says it had concluded a “historic” accord with Oman that demarcates the Islamic Republic’s maritime border with the fellow Arab  Gulf littoral state. Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs, announced the [...]

By |September 14th, 2016|Oman|

Iranian, Omani interior ministers review bilateral, regional issues

September 5, 2016 Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli on Sunday conferred with Omani Minister of the Interior Hamoud bin Faisal al-Busaidi on bilateral and regional issues. In the meeting, the two sides discussed ways to boost trade and economic ties and promote security and disciplinary affairs. Al-Busaidi already met with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif [...]

By |September 5th, 2016|Oman|

Studies on Iran-Oman gas pipeline underway

Iran's President Hasan Rouhani, right, and Omani Sultan Qaboos, listen to their countries national anthems in an official arrival ceremony for Sultan Qaboos, in Tehran Aug. 25, 2013. (AP) August 16, 2016 Studies have begun on the Oman-Iran deep-water pipeline route to transfer Iranian natural gas to the Sultanate, according to a senior [...]

By |August 16th, 2016|Oman|

Iranian tourists cruise from Qeshm to Khasab Port in Oman

August 1, 2016 Iran’s IRNA news quotes director general for Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in Qeshm Free Zone Abdol Javad Kamali saying that the first Iranian travelers departed Qeshm Island for Khasab Port in Oman by cruise ship on Saturday. Memorandum of Understanding to launch shipping line between Qeshm Island and Khasab [...]

By |August 1st, 2016|Oman|

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|