Muscat: Oman has denied a news report by Reuters published online today that Oman territory is being used by Yemen rebels to smuggle weapons into their country.
In a tweet the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied the news report.
The news report said that Iran has stepped up weapons transfers to the Yemen rebels.
The report quoting Iranian and US officials added that much of the recent smuggling activity has been through Oman, which neighbors Yemen, including via overland routes that take advantage of porous borders between the two countries.
Recently, in an interview with Saudi newspaper, Omani Foreign Minister Yousef bin Alwi had said that
“There is no truth to this. No weapons have crossed our border and we are ready to clarify any suspicions if they arise.”