Oman needs to prevent Iranian weapons shipments to Houthis

Defense Secretary James N. 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) By Nicole Salter March 13, 2018 Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Oman yesterday to meet with Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. Among other [...]

By |March 13th, 2018|North America, Oman, USA, Yemen|

How long can Oman maintain its neutral stands on Yemen crisis?

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) By Track Persia - February 24, 2018 Iran and Oman have been enjoying close ties over the years. It was Oman in March 2013 succeeded in mediating between [...]

By |February 24th, 2018|Oman, Yemen|

Iran offers nuclear deal compromise with US via Oman

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif arrives in Muscat, Oman, Monday, October 2, 2017. (Oman News Agency via AP) By Amir Taheri October 8, 2017 Iran has asked Oman to transmit to Washington a set of new proposals designed to prevent a showdown with the Trump administration over the controversial nuclear deal reached with [...]

By |October 8th, 2017|North America, Oman, USA|

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|