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UAE joined Arab countries to fight Brotherhood, says official

Abdul-Khaleq Abdullah, UAE academic and former aide of Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed, 26 January 2017 [UAE_HumanRights/Twitter]
Abdul-Khaleq Abdullah, UAE academic and former aide of Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed, 26 January 2017 [UAE_HumanRights/Twitter]

The United Arab Emirates' interference in the affairs of Arab countries aimed at "fighting the Muslim Brotherhood," the adviser to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, announced yesterday.

"After a decade of difficult confrontations, the UAE won the battle against the futility of the Brotherhood, and was able to halt its advance throughout the Arab world," Abdulla said on Twitter, adding that his country contributed to "strengthening stability and moderation in the face of the terror groups."

The political academic added that his country was preparing for "more important national and global projects in the coming decade."

Social media activists described Abdulla's remarks as an "evident confession of Abu Dhabi's interference in the sovereignty of Arab countries."

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Abdullah's comments came amid semi-official celebrations by Emirati media over the recent decisions taken by Tunisian President Kais Saied to freeze parliament, which was headed by the Islamist Ennahda party leader, Rached Ghannouchi.

Saied's measures, which were taken on 25 May, were considered by most Tunisian parties as a "coup against the constitution."

Supporters of the so-called 2011 Arab Spring have repeatedly accused the UAE of "supporting and financing counter-revolutions in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, and others." Abu Dhabi denied the accusations.

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