Washington’s doors remain closed in MbZ face
More than two years have passed since an alone meeting between Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and de facto ruler of the UAE, Mohammed bin Zayed, with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC.
Ahead of the May 15, 2017 meeting, the White House announced that the meeting between Trump and MbZ “would help deepen cooperation between Washington and Abu Dhabi, one of the key US partners in the Middle East.”
Since then, bin Zayed has not been able to enter Washington DC, where he was visited in Abu Dhabi by Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, but it is difficult to visit Washington.
While Mueller’s investigation did not condemn Mohammed bin Zayed in the Seychelles meeting, which included Russian officials with members of the Trump campaign, the political and legal tails were not interrupted and not evidenced by the investigation published by the New York Times two days ago, which may develop in open legal directions, under the Independence of the American judicial system.
The investigation shows that the UAE has used its funds in violation of the law governing the work of foreign lobbies through transparency and publicity.
The investigation by prosecutors also reveals that Elliott Prodi, the Trump campaigner, and George Nader, an advisor to MbZ, have received funds for the illegal influence of the US administration.
The scandal related to the crisis with Qatar, where he paid former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon each one hundred thousand dollars each and former CIA Director David Petraeus fifty thousand dollars, as part of the campaign against Qatar, and paid millions to others have links to the Zionist lobby and the trends of Islamophobia.
There is no indictment by George Nader. Child pornography reveals any metal that Abu Dhabi is betting on, and he is not drowning alone, dragging his operators.
It is true that the Trump administration still maintains its relationship with Abu Dhabi, but does not know how to defend a country that paid George Nader $5 million after his arrest on charges of disrespect for honor and national security.
Not only is Nader, but the dispute between America and Abu Dhabi is also related to the Saudi burden on Yemen in the war in Yemen and the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which is what the UAE began to break with, and above them the issue of Iran.
The UAE is aware that it cannot conform to the US strategy in Iran. The Iranian threats were abrupt, and Abu Dhabi could not afford them. The mediators were told that the first day of the war would cost the UAE $1 trillion, which is what the Iranians mean and the Emiratis believe, so they took distance from the Americans.
All this is portable, what the Emiratis cannot afford to end Trump’s term. Their situation with any US administration will be difficult. Therefore, they are keen to build a strategic relationship with China and Russia today.
Until further notice, Mohammed bin Zayed remains a pariah in Washington, who is not welcome to visit the White House, a situation that is repeated in many countries, especially in Europe, where Abu Dhabi has a reputation tainted by its black human rights record and crimes committed internally and externally.