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Saudi Arabia, Oman stress serious cooperation to tackle Iran’s nuclear, ballistic missile programs

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sees off Sultan Haitham of Oman at the airport before his departure from the Kingdom, July 12, 2021. (SPA) July 12, 2021 Saudi Arabia and Oman stressed on Monday the importance of good neighborliness and respect of international resolutions to avoid destabilizing the region. They also underscored [...]

By |July 12th, 2021|Oman, Saudi Arabia|

Iran’s Zarif holds talks with Houthi leader in Oman

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif arrives in Muscat, Oman, October 2, 2017. (AP) April 29, 2021 Iran's foreign minister met Houthi militia representatives in Oman on Wednesday, to express Tehran’s support for a cease-fire and a return to talks to end the country’s long conflict. At the talks with Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam, [...]

By |April 29th, 2021|Oman, Yemen|

US raised prospect of blacklisting Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis, says Oman FM

Newly recruited Houthi militants take part in a gathering in the capital Sanaa. (AFP) December 5, 2020 Oman’s foreign minister said on Saturday the top US diplomat for the Middle East had discussed with his country the possibility of Washington designating Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement as a terrorist group. “Yes that was raised,” [...]

By |December 5th, 2020|North America, Oman, USA, Yemen|

Oman’s FM in Iran for second time within week

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif arrives in Muscat, Oman, Monday, October 2, 2017. (AP) January 27, 2020 Oman’s Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in the Iranian capital Tehran on Sunday for the second time within a week for talks on security in the Arabian [...]

By |January 27th, 2020|Middle East, Oman|

Iran FM meets Houthi spokesman in Oman

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif arrives in Muscat, Oman, Monday, October 2, 2017. (AP) December 26, 2019 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with Omani officials in Muscat and met with Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam, according to Iranian media. The semi-official ISNA news agency reported Wednesday that Zarif held [...]

By |December 26th, 2019|Oman, Yemen|

Oman urges dialogue with Iran, stays neutral in regional tensions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) greets Oman's Sultan ?Qaboos bin Said al-Said (L) at the presidential palace in Tehran, Iran on August 25, 2013. (EPA) November 11, 2019 Oman’s oil minister called on Monday for dialogue with Iran, saying his country had been campaigning for talks and would remain neutral towards regional tensions. [...]

By |November 11th, 2019|Oman|

Oman’s Foreign Ministry says it’s working to “ease the tensions” between Iran and the U.S.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) greets Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said al-Said (L) at the presidential palace in Tehran, Iran on August 25, 2013. (EPA) May 24, 2019 Oman's Foreign Ministry says it's working to "ease the tensions" between Iran and the U.S. The ministry in a series of tweets on Friday morning [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|Oman|

Oman FM makes surprise visit to Iran

Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi. (AFP) May 20, 2019 Oman’s Foreign Minister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah made a surprise visit to Iran on Monday amid mounting tensions between Tehran and the United States. He discussed regional and international issues with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian state news agency IRNA [...]

By |May 20th, 2019|Oman|

Strategic port deal with US may affect Iran-Oman relations

General view of Duqm Port in Oman, August 22, 2017. (Reuters) April 1, 2019 Oman has been able to steer clear of regional disputes in recent years and play a more balanced role in the Gulf while maintaining good relationships with both Iran and the United States. However, US sanctions against the Iranian [...]

By |April 1st, 2019|Oman|

With an eye on Iran, U.S. clinches strategic port deal with Oman

US Defense Secretary James Mattis shakes hands with Oman Ministry of Defense Chief of Protocol Ameed Saleh Al Hinai after arriving in Muscat, Oman, Mar. 11, 2018. (U.S. Army) March 25, 2019 The United States clinched a strategic port deal with Oman on Sunday which U.S. officials say will allow the U.S. military [...]

By |March 25th, 2019|North America, Oman, USA|