Oman. At the beginning of the year, Oman received ten
Yemenites from Guant芍namo, the largest one-day transfer of
prisoners from the US detention camp since it was
established in 2002. According to
countryaah, the current population of Oman is 5,106,637. Oman had thus received a total of 20
prisoners from Guant芍namo, more than any other country
except the United Arab Emirates, which received as many.
Until now, the Yemenites were allowed to stay in Oman for
humanitarian reasons given the state of war in Yemen.
In November, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited the
country and met with Sultan Qabus ibn Said to discuss the
war in neighboring Yemen. Kerry expressed gratitude for the
role played by the Sultanate in helping American citizens
captured by the Yemeni rulers in Yemen to be free. Oman was
the only country on the Arabian Peninsula that did not
participate in the war between the government and the