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US website: poor outcome of the UAE and Saudi Arabia efforts sabotaging Arab revolutions

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A recent report by the American Modern Diplomat said that the only success of the Saudi and UAE revolutions, against the Arab Spring revolutions over the last eight years, is the Egypt, which has the most repressive practices in the history of the country.

Riyadh and Abu Dhabi have been sabotaging any achievements of the Arab Spring revolutions since 2011, but the ongoing revolutions in Algeria and Sudan may cause their efforts to falter, the website said in a report.

Their interference in Yemen has caused one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, distorted the image of the two Gulf states and allowed Iran to expand its network of regional agents. The report added that their support for Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and retired Libyan general Khalifa Haftar is ironic.

The site pointed out that the march of Hafater towards Tripoli was only two weeks after meeting with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh.

The site also said that the continuation of the Arab protests, in Algeria and Sudan, reflects the fragility of the dictators in the Middle East and leads some of them to tighten their grip on power, such as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt.

The report said that Sisi recently instructed his officials to identify the themes and scenarios of long television series, which are important in the region, especially during the month of Ramadan, where a production company with close ties to the army has taken responsibility for producing some of the largest and most successful performances in Egypt.

The directors of the films are also instructed to focus on demonstrations that praise the army, law enforcement and demonization of the Muslim Brotherhood, which was brutally targeted by the Sisi government and the United Arab Emirates, which, in cooperation with Saudi Arabia, supported its military coup in 2013.

After the resignation of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Saudi Arabia is likely to increase its efforts to keep control of what Algerians call the deep state of military, security and business leaders, and the United Arab Emirates is likely to follow the same steps, analyst Giorgio Cafero was quoted saying.

He concluded by saying that the Algerians have achieved tangible victories in the path of democracy, but they have to do more, and said what Algerian researcher Dalia Ghanem said that the Algerians are demanding a radical change and change the political leadership, and do not want Bouteflika and his family or his narrow circle of politicians and businessmen.