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

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani presides over a meeting of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, in Tehran, Iran February 7, 2017. via REUTERS 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 [...]

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 Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to visit Oman soon. 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 [...]

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

Iran considers power export to Oman via submarine cable

November 9, 2016 An Iranian deputy minister unveiled plans for export of electricity to Oman via submarine power cables. Speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Deputy Energy Minister Hooshang Falahatian said initial studies have been conducted on the construction of an undersea power line to export electricity to Oman. According to the [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|Oman|

Iran steps up weapons supply to Yemen’s Houthis via Oman-officials

Houthi forces during a rally in Sana’a (EPA) October 20, 2016 Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Houthis, the militia fighting the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, U.S., Western and Iranian officials tell Reuters, a development that threatens to prolong and intensify the 19-month-old war. The increased pace of transfers in recent [...]

By |October 20th, 2016|Oman, Yemen|

Oman’s expo in Tehran opens

September 27, 2016 Oman’s sixth ‘specialised’ exhibition was inaugurated in Tehran on Monday. It was attended by Dr Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh. The exhibition, which will run until September 30, focuses on food industry and foodstuff, oil, gas and petrochemicals industry, medicine [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Oman|