Sultan Qaboos of Oman dies at 79

The longest serving ruler in the Middle East, Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman died on Friday aged 79. He assumed power in 1970. His cousin Haitham bin Tariq al Said is his successor.  Qaboos left behind a sealed envelope with the name of his successor – only to be opened after his death.

Avoiding the region’s endemic turbulence and the Arab Spring upsets, Sultan Qaboos is credited with using oil revenues to vastly improve living standards in Oman. His hand as quiet mediator of international disputes contributed substantially to bringing about the talks that led to the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran. The sultan openly conducted relations with Israel and welcomed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Muscat last year.

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15 thoughts on “Sultan Qaboos of Oman dies at 79

  • Jan 11, 2020 @ 9:12 at 9:12
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    • Jan 12, 2020 @ 1:10 at 1:10
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      How much it’ll cost me ?

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  • Jan 11, 2020 @ 14:31 at 14:31
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    A sage clear-mind man in critical times values far more that his weight in pure gold.

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  • Jan 11, 2020 @ 17:54 at 17:54
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    was he hit by the americans?

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    • Jan 11, 2020 @ 18:58 at 18:58
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      Don’t mess with America!!!!

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    • Jan 11, 2020 @ 19:28 at 19:28
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      Why, no!
      Only the pig Soleimani.
      The honest and visionary Qaboos regrettably died of natural causes.
      Not that is not natural to smash Soleimani, but ….

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  • Jan 11, 2020 @ 18:58 at 18:58
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    USA USA USA USA USA USA USA!!!!

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  • Jan 11, 2020 @ 20:19 at 20:19
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    Americans are gunning down everything that moves! Who is next?!!

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    • Jan 11, 2020 @ 20:21 at 20:21
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      you got that one right bozo!!

      do you have a problem?????

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    • Jan 12, 2020 @ 2:35 at 2:35
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      THREE NUKE PLANTS IN IRAN TIME ON TARGET ALL THREE IN 60 SECONDS DUST

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    • Jan 12, 2020 @ 6:30 at 6:30
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      anyone who killed americans,,,,,leave us alone and you will be fine,,,,just stick to killing your arab cousins like in the past,,,,

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  • Jan 11, 2020 @ 20:23 at 20:23
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    As they say in Texas KAMUBM Mr. Sultan!!!!

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  • Jan 11, 2020 @ 20:25 at 20:25
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    Do Not Mess With POTUS!!!!

    You have been warned!!!

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  • Jan 12, 2020 @ 6:00 at 6:00
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    Reports are coming out that this was a HIT!!!

    USA! USA!! USA!!!!!!!!!

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  • Jan 12, 2020 @ 6:03 at 6:03
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    He should be renamed SULTAN QABOOM MADE IN USA!

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