The years 1961 to 1965 saw a political struggle take over from the armed conflict of the 1950s. Alhough the rebellion in the interior had been suppressed the Imamate took their claims of oppressive government and alleged public hostility to Sultan Said bin Taimur to the United Nations. However, in 1961 a resolution in support of a separate independence for Oman failed despite the support of a number of Arab states which dissapproved of the close links Sultan Said bin Taimur maintained with the British Government. In 1963 a UN Commission refuted the Imamate’s claims against Sultan Said bin Taimur but a committee was formed to study the problem and in 1965 it submitted its report and a UN resolution was formed which included the recommendation of “the elimination of British domination in any form”. The records for these years also show the rather introverted nature of the policies of the Sultan and the economic focus of his administration upon the armed forces.
Key features from the volumes 1961-1965