Succession in Oman: Clues But No Clarity

Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman appointed on March 2 Sayyid Assad bin Tariq al-Said as deputy prime minister for international cooperation. The appointment triggered immediate speculation among Western observers that Assad is being groomed to become Qaboos’ successor.

Succession in Oman: Clues But No Clarity
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center left, is welcomed by Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said, center right, during an official arrival ceremony in Muscat, Oman, Feb. 15. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

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