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Musandam comes in for special treatment from the Omani government

Oman has become increasingly concerned about threats to its sovereignty over Musandam in recent years, not least because of the more prominent regional role being taken by the United Arab Emirates and rising tensions between Iran and other neighbours. In response to these perceived threats, Muscat has implemented a series of defensive measures and proactive policies to cement local loyalties. Its caution and concern has been on display in the past few months and the peninsula is now being given special treatment during the coronavirus crisis.

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