Oman ploughs independent furrow as Qaboos visits Tehran, plans another air defence upgrade

Issue 859 - 08 Aug 2009 | 2 minute read

The Sultan’s decision to visit Iran during President Ahmadinejad’s inauguration shows that Oman remains a significant player in the region, able to balance strong relations with the West with an open approach to Tehran. And the purchase of 24 Eurofighter Typhoons shows it has a tougher mindset, too.

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