In the past two days, the UAE regime has tried to lessen the public criticism of its allies over its recent moves, which have clearly demonstrated a path of loyalty change for its own ambitions and interests.
But what is clear is that the betrayal of the UAE regime to its allies, especially in Saudi Arabia, has become very clear and unequivocal, especially as Abu Dhabi seemed to be moving from one axis to another.
The UAE presented itself in the coup d’etat of July 3, 2013, in Egypt, as the leader of the axis of counter-revolution in the Arab world to crush the Arab spring revolutions.
A role that the UAE had been preparing for years earlier behind the scenes, while at the same time showing itself in the role of the neutral state, which does not interfere in the affairs of the region, and that its function is primarily economic services.
However, what was then revealed is quite the opposite of what the UAE was trying to promote. It was an aggressive, expansionist, political and field frenzy in many crisis countries in the region, trying to export Saudi Arabia to the so-called Arab Alliance, which exceeded its role in the war on Yemen Far beyond.
During the period following the Gulf crisis, UAE emerged that Abu Dhabi’s political influence far exceeds what is supposed to be Saudi’s. As the largest state in the axis. Not only did Abu Dhabi participate in the war in Yemen, but planted military arms in Yemen, what Saudi didn’t.
It was clear that the UAE was trying to follow the Iranian line in establishing local factions loyal to it, just like the Houthis in Yemen, Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq and Hezbollah in Lebanon. It found its involvement in the southern separatists who are not loyal to the legitimate authority in Yemen.
The same is true of Libya. UAE support for the retired Libyan brigade chief Khalifa Hafter was far superior to that provided by Saudi Arabia, and many information pointed to the direct role of an Emirati airline in launching raids on Tripoli during its recent Haftar campaign.
After the Sudanese revolution, the UAE moved to exert political influence on Khartoum by supporting the Military Council against civilian dissidents. It extended the council with regional and international political support to keep it and stand against the spread of popular protests in other countries in the region.
However, things are different today for the UAE not only to stop supporting counter-revolutions but also to align itself with the axis promoted over the past years because Iran is the absolute evil in the region. When the shipping crisis broke out in the Strait of Hormuz, it turned out that all the bets placed on US President Donald Trump, to confront Iran fell on the first test, in which Tehran recorded points against the United States, Britain and the Gulf States allied in this axis.
Abu Dhabi did not wait long to jump from the flooded ship, or idle in the midst of the stormy waves, rushed to transfer the gun through a security delegation visited Tehran in a hurry, and held with them border agreements and economic banking.
The UAE’s justification for the visit was that it was a “fishing organization” in the Gulf and that the meeting was part of the periodic meetings held by UAE officials with their Iranian counterparts, although we have not heard or read about these meetings for the last six years at least.
But what is known and clear is that the UAE betrayed its Saudi allies and turned its back on them, preferring to step back in the relationship with Iran and conduct a proxy war in Yemen to serve its interests and without any consideration for Riyadh’s interests.