10 articles tagged "Oman"
Iran Makes Oman Main Way-Station for Smuggling Arms to Yemeni Rebels
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017

Albeit a member of the GCC, Oman is supporting Iran against Saudis.

UAE with Saudi Backing Grabs Large Chunk of S. Yemen as Satellite
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

The UAE gains control of Gulf of Aden and Socotra archipelago as forward base.

Gexit after Brexit: Oman Wants out of Gulf Alliance
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2016

Close to Iran, Oman resents the repression of Shiites in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Saudis Fall out with Qatar, Oman and UAE at the Gulf Summit. Qaboos Is About to Quit the GCC
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2013

As the Saudis fight to separate the emirates from Tehran, they found themselves at the GCC summit at odds as never before with Qatar, Oman and the UAE. Sultan Qaboos is about to quit the GCC.

The three Iranian-occupied islands claimed by UAE
Iran pushes for Saudi isolation in the Gulf amid military buildup in Hormuz
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly December 10, 2013

Tehran wins two key Gulf emirates away from their close alignment with Saudi Arabia by two steps: Its consent to discuss the future of three islands claimed by the UAE in the Strait of Hormuz; and the conspicuous absence of Oman’s Sultan Qaboos from the GCC summit in Kuwait this week. The Saudis were prevented from passing anti-Iranian measures, which must be unanimous under GCC rules, and were therefore isolated. The Obama administration’s silence – even when Iran posted assault aircraft on a Hormuz island – resounded across the region.

Iran Ducks US Sanctions through a Hole the Size of the Musandam Peninsula
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2012

Iran has found a big hole in the Western sanctions regimen, Oman’s Musandam Peninsula, which channels to Iran all the goods denied the Islamic Republic under sanction.

Saudi King Abdullah
Saudi King Abdullah Is Rebuffed by Oman and Qatar Rulers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2012


The Obama administration has invested major diplomatic and military efforts into persuading the Persian Gulf emirs to unite in a federation and mutual defense treaty according to two alternative Saudi blueprints – a NATO or a EU style pact. But those efforts were met with extreme reluctance.

Qaboos bin Said Al Said
No Practical Results from Secret Diplomacy with Washington Expected in Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 22, 2012


While the Obama administration is pleased with the progress of secret diplomacy with Iran, Supreme Leader Khamenei does not expect practical results despite Iranian concessions on its nuclear program.

Massive US Military Buildup on Two Strategic Islands: Socotra and Masirah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2012

By early March, the US will have amassed 100,000 troops within reach of Iran, roughly equal to the 2003 Iraq invasion force, and enough to back up Barack Obama's pledge to stop Iran acquiring a nuclear bomb with military force.

Saudi King Abdullah
The Fall of the Saudi King May Bring Down the other Gulf Rulers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 4, 2011

As protesters prepare for Saudi Arabia's Day of Rage on March 11, fears grow across the Arab Gulf that the fall of Saudi King Abdullah will start a chain reaction against the emirs too and rock the world's oil markets.

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