The former Vice Chairman of Oman’s Shurah Council, Saalem Al-Siyabi, tweeted on Saturday that his former government is hoping to work on a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) referendum that models the Brexit campaign in the United Kingdom.

If a similar referendum was passed in Oman; this would be the first time since its founding that a GCC country would leave this conglomeration of Gulf nations.

Infuriated over Al-Siyabi’s tweet, several Saudi twitter users, including the popular journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, attacked the former Omani politician for his comments.

However, Al-Siyabi was not alone: Oman’s Foreign Ministry congratulated the United Kingdom for their “courageous” vote to exit the European Union (E.U.).

Using Twitter, the Omani Foreign Ministry issued a series of tweets that reflected the government’s view of the U.K.s decision to leave the E.U.

 

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Kyle Rogers
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Kyle Rogers

So would Oman then become more friendly with Iran?

Coutbis Mick Coutbis
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Coutbis Mick Coutbis

Oman has no need for such c**p.

abdul rahman
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abdul rahman

it would be good for gcc if Oman leaves. Let them enjoy their alliance with Iran and allies. Omani’s honeymoon is going to ????

Nadia Al-Belushi
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Nadia Al-Belushi

@AliAlAhmed_en The #GCC unofficially died in 2014, when #SaudiArabia & the #UAE accused #Qatar of meddling in their affairs.

priya chandak
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priya chandak

Oman has finished preparations for becoming a regional hub for exports and imports, after billions of rials of investment for the development of ports along the country’s coast line, according to a report.

https://www.thedollarbusiness.com/news/oman-to-become-a-regional-hub-for-import-and-export-report/50887