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  • Ramadan Greetings

    Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

    As the new crescent moon brings in the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those observing the month of fasting in the United States and around the world.

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    2015 World Day to Combat Desertification

    The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed worldwide on 17 June every year. The focus this year is “attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems.”

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    Ambassador thanks His Majesty

    The U.S. Ambassador, Greta C. Holtz, thanks His Majesty and the Omani people for their assistance in the release of the American citizen in Yemen.

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    Honoring Our Fallen Heroes: Memorial Day

    In this week’s address, the President commemorated Memorial Day by paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country.

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News from the Embassy

  • Message for U.S. Citizens – The Holy Month of Ramadan 2015

    The Islamic month of Ramadan is expected to begin this year on or about Friday, June 19, 2015. U.S. citizens residing or transiting through Oman are asked to be sensitive to local customs and be discreet when eating, drinking, or smoking during daylight, and to dress conservatively. U.S. citizens are also advised to avoid driving, as much as possible, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. when Omanis will be anxious to get home to rest after a shortened workday or to break the fast at the end of the day, respectively.

  • Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens - Cyclone Ashobaa

    U.S. Embassy Muscat advises U.S. citizens that Cyclone Ashobaa is heading towards Oman. Landfall in Oman is on or about Thursday, June 11, 2015, about 4:00 p.m. local time, and the storm is expected to come closest to Muscat on Friday, June 12.

  • In Memory Of Beau Biden

    “Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known” –Vice President Joe Biden

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World Enviroment Day 2015


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Guidance on Trade with Iran

  • Overview of Temporary Suspension of Certain U.S. Sanctions Pursuant to the Initial Understanding Between the P5+1 and Iran

U.S.-Oman Trade Bulletin

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