Qaboos, sometimes called the father of the nation in Oman, was known to be protective of the country’s autonomy in foreign policy throughout the 49 years of his rule. In the 1980s, Oman was among the Arab
Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who died on Friday, brought Oman into the modern age and made the Iran deal possible. “We’re getting close.” Those were the last words I said to Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said. was
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this obituary at one point misstated Sultan Qaboos's date of birth. As the obituary later states correctly, it Nov.