2017年09月02日

オマーンはさしあたり、カタールの孤立によって利益を得ている。 近隣諸国がカタールを孤立化させようとしているので、オマーンは不可欠な物資を代わりに届けている。

Oman is benefiting from the standoff over Qatar, for now
As other neighbours seek to isolate Qatar, Oman lets vital supplies get through
Aug 30th 2017 | MUSCAT

オマーンはさしあたり、カタールの孤立によって利益を得ている。
近隣諸国がカタールを孤立化させようとしているので、オマーンは不可欠な物資を代わりに届けている。



THE Omani port of Sohar usually slows down during the summer. But this year it is buzzing. According to a government official, cargo volumes are up 30% in the past few months, as more ships arrive carrying goods bound for Qatar. Such is the level of traffic that the Qatari ambassador to Oman hails the sultanate’s ports as the new gateway to his country, supplanting the port of Jebel Ali in Dubai, which is part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 

buzzing:ガヤガヤと騒ぐ
hails:歓迎する
sultanate:サルタンの領土

Oman sits at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, but beyond the Strait of Hormuz there is discord. On the western and southern shores lie Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, which have cut diplomatic and commercial ties to Qatar, their neighbour, over its alleged support for extremists and ties to Iran. Oman has stayed out of the dispute. It is helping Qatar to bypass the siege and quietly benefiting from the crisis. 

discord:紛争
siege:包囲

Oman has often acted as a mediator of squabbles in the region. But early in the current crisis, the sultanate showed where its sympathies lie. When Qatar Airways, the national airline, was barred from Saudi airspace in June, Omani aeroplanes (rented by Qatar) ferried stranded passengers from Jeddah to Doha. Since then, ties between the sheikhdoms have strengthened. Nearly 150 Qatari investors showed up for a recent event in Muscat to promote investment in Oman. Only 20 were expected. “A lot of deals were inked,” says an Omani businessman. 

mediator:仲介者
squabbles:口論
ferried:空輸する
stranded:足止めされた
sheikhdoms:アラブの首長国
inked:契約書にサインする

“We benefit [from the standoff], but we don’t want to be seen to benefit,” says an Omani official, wary of irritating Saudi Arabia. Oman has a well-earned reputation for pushing back against Saudi dominance in the Gulf. Its ageing ruler, Sultan Qaboos, has stymied big regional initiatives, including efforts to create a single currency. Like Qatar, Oman also has good ties with Iran. So it sees a cautionary tale in the crisis. If Qatar can be punished for its independent outlook, who is to say Oman won’t be next? 

wary:慎重な
stymied:妨害する
cautionary tale:訓話



Oman’s response has been quietly to reduce its reliance on its closest neighbours. As well as enhancing its ties with Qatar, it has forged new trade links with Iran. A $3.6bn loan from China, signed in early August, helped Oman to fund government spending for the year. In the past, the sultanate turned to Saudi Arabia or the UAE for cash. China is also investing heavily in the port and industrial zone of Duqm, which an analyst describes as “like a Chinese economic city”. 

turn to:目を向ける

The bullying of Qatar has set the whole region on edge. Mediation efforts by America, Germany and Kuwait have failed to resolve the dispute. Qatar’s decision on August 23rd to reestablish full diplomatic ties with Iran seems to indicate a hardening of its position. For now Oman benefits. But if the feuding continues to undermine the stability of the one part of the Middle East that has been largely free of turmoil, that won’t be good for anyone. 

edge:緊張して
feuding:反目する

オマーンがカタールを助けているが、オマーンもサウジにかねてから不満を持っている。カタールはイランに向いている。中国からの投資も受け入れている。オマーンもカタールを支援しているので、物資の搬入で利益を得ている。せっかく中東が安定しているのに、サウジのせいで、不安定になる可能性がある。そんなことは誰もが望んでいないはずだ。

日曜日。今日は母親の見舞いだ。ではまた明日。

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