Oman: Regional crises won’t affect Tehran-Muscat ties

Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah has said that Tehran-Muscat ties are based on “honesty”, “friendship” and will not be affected by crises in the Middle East region. (Tehran Times) Track Persia- May 30, 2017 Iran's official paper Tehran Times  quoted Oman's foreign minister in an interview with BBC Arabic as [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|Oman|

Joint naval maneuvers between Oman and Iran begin

The official said that the Iranian flotilla, attending the drill, consists of Iran's Sabalan destroyer, Lavan logistic warship, SH3D helicopter and Falakhen navy ship (IRNA) Apr 9, 2017 An Iranian Navy flotilla departed for Oman on Saturday to attend a joint “maritime rescue drill” in the South Sea and north of the Indian [...]

By |April 9th, 2017|Oman|

Oman agrees to deepen ties with Iran central bank

Mar 28, 2017 Oman's central bank has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Iranian central bank to strengthen financial and economic cooperation between the two countries, the Omani institution said on Sunday. It did not give details of the cooperation, but said the agreement would boost bilateral trade and include training for Iranian central [...]

By |March 28th, 2017|Oman|

New revelations: Iran’s IRGC controlling 90 docks and three ports in Oman to smuggle arms to proxies including Yemen’s Houthis

Mr Hossien Abedini, NCRI’s London-based Foreign Office representative presenting to the audience at the press conference held at UK's Westminster on March 7, 2017. (Track Persia) Track Persia - Mar 9, 2017 The London-based Foreign Office of the Iranian opposition the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held a press conference in [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|Iran, Middle East, Oman, Yemen|

Iran-Oman-India pipeline project ‘set for laying’

Feb 23, 2017 The project to lay an undersea gas pipeline for exporting Iran's gas via Oman Sea and Indian Ocean to India is imminent, according to an official with New Delhi-based South Asia Gas Enterprise (Sage). "With the sanctions being lifted, that has definitely changed the game, and the level of interest (for Iran-Oman-India [...]

By |February 23rd, 2017|India, Oman|

Iran president says wants good ties with Gulf ahead of regional trip

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani takes part in a news conference near the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 22, 2016. REUTERS Feb 15, 2017 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country sought good relations with its Gulf Arab neighbours as he began a one-day trip to [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Kuwait, Oman|

Iran President to visit Oman, Kuwait

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani now represents a regime on the ropes. (AFP) 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 states and Tehran. The Gulf tour comes after Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh [...]

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 Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, April 11, 2017. (REUTERS) 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 defense minister sent [...]

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