Shah of Iran visits Oman’s Sultan Qaboos and Dhufar (1977)

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Shah of Iran visits Oman’s Sultan Qaboos and Dhufar (1977)
by Darius Kadivar
28-Jun-2012
 

The Shah of Iran arrives to Muscat and is greeted by Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman. He then flies from Muscat to Sullala in Dhofar province to personally visit the Iranian troops and air force personnel who are based there. (Source: persianrealm.com)

Shah of Iran visits Oman’s Sultan Qaboos and Dhufar (1977)

(Video Courtesy : frauenatz)


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THE KINGDOM OF OMAN


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Palace Coup:

Qaboos bin Said Al Said rose to power after overthrowing his father, Sa‘id ibn Taymur,in a palace coup in1970. He is the 14th-generation descendant of the founder of the Al Bu Sa'idi dynasty

Silver Jubilee: Oman TV on the Celebrations marking his rule:

 

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A UNIQUE FOREIGN POLICY

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Karim Sadjadpour Comments on Oman’s Particular Relationship with Iran:

The Sultanate of Oman, involved in the U.S. hikers' release, is being held in Iran. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

 

Oman's most important foreign relations accomplishment in the 1970’s concerned Iran, which at the time had taken back three islands in the Persian Gulf. Oman at this time had few resources for solving its internal problems, let alone region alones. Acknowledging the Shah's regional pre- eminence, Qaboos sought and obtained Iranian military assistance in fighting the Dhufar rebellion, as well as an Omani-Iranian border agreement in the Straits of Hormuz.

By offering the Shah the explicit support and direct involvement in quelling Omani instability that could spill over into Iran, Qaboos secured a border agreement, essential aid, and the stature associated with being treated as an equal by the region's then most powerful country.

A staunch ally of the Shah of Iran, he is said to have been deeply troubled by the 1979 revolution. Oman’s Sultan Qaboos has since developed a unique foreign policy in the region. Sultan Qaboos seems equally at home in traditional Arab and modern Western society.

Recommended Reading:

Oman: A Unique Foreign Policy (RAND Corporation)

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If you were to read SAS propaganda

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You'd think a small bunch of Supermen in SAS saved Oman on their own. Another British bluff. They mention only in passing that their achievements were not possible without Iranian Air Support! Little is said in the books about the SAS of the  Iranian Army fighting on the ground. Good to see Wiki is at least doing justice to the memory of those Iranian killed in action.

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His vision was to bring Iran close to any civilized European country.
His work had just begun and the newly developed class, strong middle class, was forming and gaining momentum.

Dictator? What the hell does that mean? In a place where people were still think similar to 1400 years back and believe in Jinn and fairy tales, shah was a reality that could save that nation. Dictator?

A man who loved his country and saw the stupidity of his people could not have much of a choice other than force them to upgrade.

Dictator? What are you talking about?

The Iranian tourist industry was booming, airlines the best in the world, financial institutions were forming strongest possible, economy was forming to a point that UAE and Turkey would be centuries behind...Dictator?

Thought believes that if you don't take a dictator that will build and form your modern nation then you deserve a dictator who will destroy it.

Dictatorship and democracy are words put into the mouth of third world nations, think this way instead. If Shah remained would Iran be better than UAE, Turkey, or South Korea?.

If your answer is no then you don't know, and if your answer is yes than shove the words in the a$$ of those who care.

All central Asian countries would be aligned to Iran and Iran would be healthier than ever

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One dictator visits another dictator. BIG DEAL!

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In the 70s

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Shah was sending iranian troops to protect the regime of Sultan Qaboos against the dissent that was going on there ..............


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Thanks anglophile jan I didn't know that

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Your knowledgable Feedbacks are always appreciated !

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Also not to forget the role of the SAS

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Although at the end it was the brave Shiraz garrsion who finished them off, the British SAS played a pivotal role in the battle against the Communist insurgence.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhofar_Rebellion

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