HM The Sultan Issues Royal Decree on Weapons, Ammunitions and Explosives

Muscat, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said

today issued a Royal Decree, No. 17/2018, on the promulgation of the

Law on Weapons, Ammunitions and Explosives related to Military and

Security Apparatuses.

Article (1) states that the Law on Weapons, Ammunitions and

Explosives related to Military and Security Apparatuses, attached to

this decree, shall be enforced.

Article (2) stipulates that the Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs

shall issue the decisions and regulations necessary for the

implementation of the provisions of this law and that, until such

decisions and regulations are issued, the current decisions and

regulations shall continue to be applied without prejudice to the

provisions of this law.

Article (3) instructs those addressed by the provisions of this law to

adapt their status in accordance with its provisions within a period of six

months from the date of its enforcement, and states that licenses

issued prior to the enforcement of this law shall continue to be valid till

expiry.

Article (4) cancels all that contradicts this law or contravenes its

provisions.

Article (5) says that this decree shall be published in the Official

Gazette and enforced after 6 months from its date of publishing.

Source: Oman News Agency

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