Iran and Oman oil officials review Jask terminal

May 10, 2016 Omani and Irani oil officials are said to be mulling the construction of a terminal in Jask, a city in Southern Iran. IRNA said the department head for international affairs at National Iranian Oil, Refining, and Distribution Company met with Oman's oil and gas minister on 6 May to review executive works [...]

By |May 10th, 2016|Oman|

Iran, Oman eye new firm to market LNG

May 9, 2016 Top officials from Iran and Oman recently discussed options to form a company which will be registered in Oman with the sole responsibility of market natural gas to other parts of the world, a report said. During the meeting, the officials also discussed ways implement the pipeline project via which Iran will [...]

By |May 9th, 2016|Oman|

Will Oman Become Beholden to Iran?

May 9, 2016 ess than a week after the nuclear deal was implemented in January of this year, Iran’s ambassador to Oman, Ali Akbar Sibaveh, announced that Tehran will “repay” its neighbor for its instrumental role in getting the deal passed and crippling sanctions lifted. “Friends at times of need are few, and Oman stood [...]

By |May 9th, 2016|Oman|

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|