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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|

Iran to ‘repay’ Oman for role in nuclear deal

January 22, 2016 Iranian ambassador to Oman Ali Akbar Sibaveh has said that Iran will repay Oman for its efforts at bringing together the Islamic Republic and world powers to sign a nuclear deal by forming an economic bloc with the sultanate and route its trade with the region through it. “Friends at times of [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Oman|