Iran and Oman Working Together on Strait of Hormuz Navigation

Oman FM: World needs to maintain contact to avoid incidents in Strait

Efforts to secure safe transit through the Strait of Hormuz, an economically vital but narrow waterway, are being discussed by top Omani and Iranian officials, according to Omani FM Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah.

The foreign minister added that all nations need to “maintain contact to avoid more incidents.” Iran also talked up the importance of safety in the region, warning Britain that Iran won’t accept violations of regulations.

Amid a flurry of concern about Iran seizing a British tanker, in response for Britain seizing an Iranian tanker, Iran has promised to ensure freedom of navigation through the Strait of Hormuz.

Though Western nations hostile toward Iran clearly won’t take Iran’s word for it, the inclusion of Oman in cooperation may be key, as Oman is broadly on good terms across the region.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.