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Just how neutral is Oman in Yemen war?
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By Ashraf al-Falahi октября 12, 2016
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Oman has claimed neutrality in the war in Yemen, but Saudi and coalition forces say the sultanate is smuggling weapons through its border with Yemen to Iran-backed Houthis.
ADEN, Yemen — Oman considers itself a “friend to all,” a dubious claim as some believe the sultanate is facilitating weapons smuggling to rebel Houthis in Yemen.
Oman distanced itself from the Saudi-led military intervention launched in March 2015 to support the legitimacy of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi against Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Oman is the only Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country that has not declared its participation in the Arab coalition.
Instead, the sultanate adopted the role o
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Found in:YEMENI CIVIL WAR, YEMEN CONFLICT, SAUDI WAR ON YEMEN, OMANI AUTHORITIES, MUSCAT, IRANIAN INFLUENCE IN YEMEN, IRANIAN INFLUENCE, HOUTHIS
Ashraf al-Falahi is a Yemeni journalist who writes about political, social and cultural issues for Arabic magazines and websites. He also contributes to Sada, an online journal published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and works as a Yemen correspondent for the London-based Arabi 21.
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