The border becomes increasingly volatile. With Emirati and Omani troops stationed so close to one another at a time of such high tension, skirmishes begin to break out. While no serious fighting has occurred (no fatalities and just a handful of injuries on either side), the situation is at risk of escalation if action is not taken to defuse tension.
|Request a meeting||Invite the Omani ambassador to the UAE and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UAE. With allies committed to your defense, this is a good time to try to end the conflict peacefully, and sending an ambassador means you may be able to solve the issue without directly involving the Sultan.|
|Suggest the Sultan sends an envoy||The envoy should represent the Sultan to the UAE's President or Minister of Foreign Affairs. With allies committed to your defense, this is a good time to try to end the conflict peacefully, and the UAE will likely appreciate the envoy coming directly from the Sultan.|
|Suggest ceding the territory||It is only half of Musandam, you will retain some access to the Strait, and you will avoid any further confrontation with your wealthier, powerful neighbor.|
|Suggest the Sultan invades the UAE||Clearly they will not back down. It is best to act pre-emptively and gain a military edge.|
|Reach out to the UN||Request 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 Iran||Strengthen relations and elicit commitments that each will protect your territorial integrity from Emirati aggression.|