Military & police on high alert in Omani capital after death of Sultan Qaboos (VIDEO)
In addition to declaring the alert status, which appears to be little more than a precaution, Oman’s high military council also called for the royal family to meet to appoint the country’s next ruler.
Oman's official television channel announced the inauguration of Haitham bin Tariq Al-Said as sultan of the country on Saturday.
Haitham bin Tariq Al-Said pledged to follow the late sultan's 'non-interference' policy, based on peaceful coexistence and maintaining friendly ties with all nations.Also on rt.com Sultan of Oman Qaboos dies after 50 years in power, leaving key Gulf mediator between US & Iran without heir
Qaboos had no children and had not publicly appointed a successor. He passed away at the age of 79 after a lengthy battle with illness, according to Omani state media.
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