On Saturday, October 27, analyst and fellow at Bayan Center for Studies, Catherine Shakdam said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Oman is an attempt to break the ties existing between Iran and Oman and to change the geopolitical structure of the Middle East.
Shakdam said, “I think quite clearly Israel is trying to position itself in the region as a friend and ally of the [P] GCC alliance. It is trying to break whatever ties existing between Iran and Oman for example”.
She said, “It is quite clear that Israel is trying to wriggle its way within the [P] GCC countries and the Middle East in general to try to break away not just ties but break away the geopolitical structure of the region altogether and to appear to be a valid partner”.
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She said that this is not new as Saudi Arabia and Turkey have tried to make advances in Middle East and Israel is trying to find the new partners in the region as Saudi Crown Prince is losing political hold.
She said, “This is not really new. Both Saudi Arabia and Turkey over the past few years have tried to make advances in the Middle East to try to support their own agenda and now Israel is doing the same because I think in view what has transpired with Saudi Arabia and the way that [Saudi Crown Prince] Mohammed bin Salman is very quickly losing political capital and even legitimacy within the kingdom itself, I think Israel is trying to reposition itself and find new partners in the region”.
Netanyahu made a surprise visit to Oman on Friday along with some Israeli officials including head of Israeli Spy agency Mossad. After Netanyahu’s visit, Oman’s Minister said that Arab region should consider Israel a state and Israel also has to bear the obligation for the same.