It is said that the frog as he prepared to cross the river to the other side, as scorpion asked to him to express his back to him, he does not know where to swim.
Here, the frog asked, denouncing: How carry you on my back and you scorpion, and you are known bites of interviewer? How Oslmk myself?
Scorpio assured him that the life of each linked to the other life, and that bite it means they Sieverqan together.
It was to talk sense to the frog who responded to the request Scorpio, already climbing back, and it swam Frog.
In the water during transit, surprised frog hot bite in the back, and learned that the Scorpion had betrayed him, Fajart forces and asked the owner : You did not tell me that we plunge together if the Dgtina?
Scorpio answered: Oh dear I Scorpion, though no Okhaddek and Oldgk, I would not be a scorpion..
*In that story Avatar, deceived the frog in front of the logic of common interests shown by a formidable enemy, despite knowing that the sting is the temperament of scorpions will not give it up under any circumstances, in the sense that the task of the sting (strategic) And postponed and postponed (tactical).
*Oman from countries that overcome the side (Tactical) on the side (Strategic) In its relationship with Iran and the Gulf States.
At a time when the Gulf enters led by Saudi Arabia in indirect conflict with Iran represented in direct confrontation on the land of Yemen against Houthi lackeys of Iran, While inside the Gulf is witnessing a number of unrest and disturbances caused by sectarian minorities against an Iranian that, Amman sing out of tune, and the distance itself from aligned for safety.
Oman linked to strong ties with Iran, imposed by geographical location, where the sultanate located a stone's throw from Iran, and shared water bodies, which overlooks the two countries, as the Sea of Oman, which represents the importance of geopolitical seriously as a sea internationally open, Iran is situated on the northern its bank, while Oman lies on the southern bank of the west and south of the sea which links the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz.
Sultanate site is considered one of the main elements of its national security, and the security that girl her theory, in its relationship with Iran and the Gulf States.
*The vision of Oman toward Iran was the pursuit of a strategic alliance, political and economic her, and to meet on the floor of the common interests, and the need to create open channels of communication with neighboring Iran.
Oman believes that it claimed to maintain its national security, instead of entering the line of hostility, Vmutir the lack of consistency with the Gulf States in any sharp attitudes towards Iran.
*At the same time Oman is trying to maintain its relationship with countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council as one of its founding members, and it maintains good relations with America and Britain, in political wonderful combination unique to that State.
On the other hand Oman believes that maintaining a distance with those of neighboring countries, and distancing from entering as a party in crisis, is the most prominent to maintain internal security tools.
*One manifestation of cooperation between Oman and Iran on the military side, the signing of a memorandum of understanding to enhance military cooperation between the two countries in 2013.
The two sides also conducted several joint naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz.
*On the economic front, the Iranian market is a particularly important with Omani companies because of the high purchasing power because of the population density. In contrast, Iran attaches great importance to the Omani markets because of the geographical location of Oman outstanding and openness to African and Asian ports.
Flourished and trade relations between the two countries and even more are growing, after the inauguration of Iran's maritime line between the ports of Bandar Abbas, Iran and Oman Sohar, and the establishment of a joint company to invest in important projects.
Iran has already established Iranian chamber of commerce Omani joint comprising 250 Company, have set up joint investment company.
Then came the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5 + 1, to support the economic cooperation between the two countries, which broadcast the Omani side of optimism that this will impact on the Sultanate's economy positively.
The strong relations between the two countries did not stop at the end to the economic and military rapprochement, but Oman played the role of mediator between Iran and the Gulf States and the Arab countries in general, on the one hand, and between Iran and America and Britain on the other hand.
At a time when most Arab countries supported Iraq in its war against Khomeini's Iran, the Sultanate of Oman had a different attitude:
*Oman sponsored secret talks between the parties to the conflict to cease-fire….
*Referrals rejected a claim Iran to boycott and isolation on the diplomatic and economic levels in 1987…
*Refused to allow Iraq to use its territory to attack Islands “Abu Musa” And” Greater Tunb” And”Lesser Tunb”…..
*After the war, Oman has a mediating role between Iran and Saudi Arabia to restore relations, with a role played in the restoration of relations between Iran and Britain….
*It was the Sultanate's prominent role in the continuation of the dialogue between Egypt and Iran during the interruption of diplomatic relations since the Iranian revolution and until the beginning of the nineties…
*Oman had a prominent role in the liberation of Egyptian prisoners held in Tehran during the war with Iraq…
*Oman mediated for the liberation of the British sailors Iran in 2007, and did the same thing for the Liberation of US hostages in 2011, and according to some sources that pushed Oman 1.5 Million dollars for their release and sent a plane traveling from Iran….
*The latest mediation Oman's efforts in favor of Iran in the adoption of secret talks on the Iranian nuclear program with the United States and Europe since 2011, which appeared to the public, recently culminated in the success of negotiations between Tehran and the Group 5 +1, which came on Gulf security account in general.
*Mediator played by Oman's role, within its tactical and progress to maintain internal security, and earned her safety on the economic side, and increased the political weight to Iran, America and Britain, do not deny it has also political weight of the Gulf states, which act as a channel of dialogue and understanding between those States and between Iran if necessary.
Oman's position on the Gulf Union:
Oman opposes and strongly, entering the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in any federation or even a confederation, and expressly rejected in the GCC summit in 2011, which repeats and strictly in Gulf security forum in Bahrain in 2013, and threatened to withdraw from the Council if they have been issued this decision.
In addition, Oman chirps outside the Gulf Squadron in most orientations and attitudes toward crises and issues in the region, including its attitude toward storm packets and military operations against the Houthis in Yemen, where distanced Oman itself from that conflict, since they are linked to Iran's strong ties, and at the same time contrary interference with the fixed policy of non-interference in the affairs of others, in addition to other concerns as a result of the geographical proximity of Yemen.
Oman's foreign policy evaluation:
The fact that I can not hide my admiration for this Omani policy to maintain a distance with such accuracy, but this policy is marred by several disadvantages, including the adoption of neutrality in those flaming zone policy can not last, and the nature of conflict in the region impose on Oman convergence with the forces that check strategic interests and not interim.
*The Oman deal with Iran on the floor of the common interests of ensuring national security, despite the knowledge that Iran is not a normal country with a geographical borders and political ceiling, but Iran has its expansionist national sectarian, and this is no longer in dispute, and then this neutrality and maintain the distances followed by Oman, it will not guarantee them to be outside the scope of Iran's targeting.
*At the same time Oman overlook or ignore the internal Shiite influence, and yes Oman more countries quieter in the field of sectarian conflicts, but there is a strong Shiite influence in the Omani inside, their crops and economic Nglglhm in the administrative structure of the State, despite minority became can not ignore the seriousness, because the Shia Imami loyalty Iran according to the theory of velayat-e faqih.
Some readers may be surprised when you know that this infiltration in Oman shows despite disagreement among Shi'a essential front and between the ibaadis who represent their official doctrine, the Sultanate of Oman, and the reader to explore more about the genesis of the ibaadis and I'm not here to talk about the history of the Salafis or approach or…
How this strange happened between the Shiite minority in the Sultanate of Oman, the official doctrine of the Sultanate of harmony despite the systematic and lumpy contradiction between them?
First, it reflects the influence and power of the Shiite minority in Amman which does not exceed 5% at the latest?
Before the scorpion bite:
I ask for an excuse to reject the Sultanate of Oman in the Gulf Union project, and let's talk frankly, relations between the Gulf states, which marred anxiety, mistrust and lack of confidence, not cut steps for integration is supposed to precede any talk about Union.
*Vlin we always call and we hope that there will be a Gulf Union, but realism compels us not jump to results without taking ways and reasons leading to it.
But at the same time, it must operate Oman to strengthen and support these aspects and the tools that move towards the convoy of the Gulf Union, do not stand in isolation from the overall context of the Council.
*Oman is required to realize that the largest guarantor of national security is to engage and fusion with the GCC countries despite all of the tainted cons, but it is the only way, and not to fall into the arms of Iran or give priority consideration to the immediate interests to the higher interests of the strategy
*The Sultanate of Oman to get rid of concerns dominate Saudi Arabia, a common concern among almost all of the Gulf states, because of the competitive nature between the ruling families in the Gulf States, the Gulf rapprochement and unity of the Gulf and the Gulf Union, not “Arabs session” Where “Chat” About some interests, Vanma guarantees there will be satisfactory to all parties, but do not anticipate events and dream of this union before the completion of its tools
*At least strive to unite the visions in external files and crises in the region, particularly the attitude of the Iranian project, Syrian and Iraqi crisis and Yemen
*Illogical that while the Saudi Arabian alliance is leading the war against Iran's arm in Yemen represented by the rebels and elements of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards who spotted the resistance, that tweet Oman out of tune, out of the Gulf context of the crisis, then Oman at the same time signed an agreement with Iran for the demarcation of the maritime border in the Sea of Oman region in the presence of Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's Foreign Minister (Recently).
And say that it is an internal affair is unacceptable, Fman part of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which requires at least harmony in those thorny situations do not oppose the citizen.
These are the critical dimensions of the Convention and the mysterious, does not it make sense to take place in isolation from the Gulf family, and also said some analysts, it is possible to be a trump card in negotiating with Iran on the outstanding issues with the Gulf countries, Oman, why burned that paper? No answer but to Oman individually behave in the thorny issues in the Gulf region, which feared the Sultanate itself from itself, Iranian Valakrb will not hesitate to bite if he had the opportunity and.
the source : Gulf Affairs