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Issue 1181 - 21 November 2023

Oman hopeful a Yemen peace deal is imminent

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Omani officials appear confident that, despite international diplomatic attention having largely switched to the Gaza conflict, a peace settlement can be achieved soon between the warring factions in Yemen

Oman has a special affinity with Al-Mahra governorate, because of cross-border family and tribal links.

Saudi Arabia | Yemen | Oman
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Extensive contacts between Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen have prompted renewed speculation about the role Muscat may be playing in persuading the Houthis to sign a peace deal with Riyadh, bringing an end

The 148th GCC Ministerial Council on 16 June commended Omani efforts to resolve the Yemen crisis.

Saudi Arabia | Yemen | Oman
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GSN OnlineIssue 899 - 29 April 2011 Yemen opposition accepts GCC peace deal On 26 April, it was announced that

Yemen’s opposition would unconditionally accept a Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) deal to end President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 33-year rule. The deal, brokered by Saudi Arabia and

Yemen
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The contents of the Stockholm deal only represented the “bare minimum” that United Nations envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths had been aiming for, according to analysts.

If the deal over Hodeidah can be made to stick it may create the right environment for a wider peace between the Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition; the two sides may find they have little else

Yemen
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Cautious moves towards achieving a sustainable peace depend on the main belligerents buying into a credible, internationally-brokered deal.

“The parties [in Yemen] have a responsibility to build on the progress achieved and take serious steps toward lasting peace.

Yemen
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Despite UN-sponsored talk of peace the conflict grinds on.

The total raised was far less than the $3.6bn the UN had hoped for, which its secretary-general Antonio Guterres described as “disappointing”.

Yemen
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A six-day visit by Saudi ambassador Mohammed Bin Saeed Al-Jaber to Sanaa for talks with Houthi rebels failed to provide the hoped-for breakthrough that might end Yemen’s war.

Hope of peace – and eventual reconstruction – may thus remain valid, although critical questions will remain to be answered even if a bilateral Saudi-Houthi deal (with Iranian acquiescence)

Saudi Arabia | Yemen | United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Does the prospect of a ceasefire and another round of talks mean peace might finally break out in Yemen?

The GCC peace initiative is being arranged outside the UN-led process and at the same time as UN special envoy Hans Grundberg is holding discussions in Jordan and Oman with Yemeni parties.

Saudi Arabia | Yemen
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A de facto South Yemen could emerge: Omanis fear a Saudi-Houthi bilateral deal threatens to empower the Southern Transition Council and recreate a de facto South Yemen.

By then, Yemen had collapsed.

Yemen
Issue 859 - 08 August 2009

Oman’s approaches to Iran and Yemen

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The northern islands facing the Straits of Hormuz have to deal with the prospect of rapid Iranian heliborne or amphibious assaults.

Oman must defend over 2,900km of mainland coastline plus numerous islands. In the south, Muscat is watchful for militaristic developments in Yemen.

Iran | Yemen | Oman
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Qatari influence: Amid the deal-making, the situation on the ground in Yemen remains fluid and open to other regional actors to increase their involvement.

Economics and Peace on 20 November.

Yemen
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 Oman could revive plans to import Iranian gas via a subsea pipeline, provided the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal is reinstated, oil and gas minister Mohammed Al-Rumhy

The proposed pipeline would run from Iran’s South Pars gas field to Sohar, where an existing pipeline runs to Salalah and could be extended into Yemen. Rumhy said: “Yemen, one day, will have peace.

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Issue 1026 - 23 November 2016

Kerry highlights Oman’s regional role

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The partners sought to make another effort to “kick” the Yemen peace process into gear, “because there is really an urgency to trying to end this war. There is a humanitarian disaster in Yemen.”

Kerry said minister responsible for foreign affairs Yousuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah had been “engaged” over the Yemeni peace process. Kerry also met the Houthi negotiating delegation in Oman.

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Despite UN-sponsored talk of peace (and Riyadh’s reluctance to commit a ‘coalition’ ground army) the conflict shows no signs of abating.

UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths was in Oman on 31 March for talks with Houthi representatives to try and move things on.

Yemen
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The statement also warned against political interference in Yemen’s imminent National Dialogue (see National Dialogue to start in March) and said the council was ready to consider further measures

Article 41 falls under Chapter VII of the Charter, which deals with threats to the peace, breaches of the peace and acts of aggression.

Iran | Yemen