Chapter 6: Pathways to Interstate Peace


The Minister of Foreign Affairs agrees to meet with your ambassador. With tensions high due to the troop mobilization, little is accomplished. The Minister of Foreign Affairs again condemns what he calls "unwarranted Omani aggression" and declares that, while the UAE would prefer the peaceful cession of the disputed territory, it is prepared to fight for it.

What do you do now?

Suggest the Sultan invades the UAEClearly they will not back down. It is best to act pre-emptively and gain a military edge.
Reach out to the UNRequest diplomatic interference and a commitment to militarily aid Oman in defense of its territory. Having already received commitments from the US and Iran, it can only help to get the general international community on your side as well.
Reach out to the US and IranStrengthen relations and elicit commitments that each will protect your territorial integrity from Emirati aggression.
Do nothing for the time beingDeclare that the troops will remain stationed there until the UAE backs down from its territorial claims.