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Wednesday, May 08, 2024

UAE Reacts: MBZ on U.S. fighter jets relocation to Qatarnote

The Pentagon is relocating fighter jets, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and other aircraft from the Emirati Al-Dhafra Air Base (AB) to Al-Udeid AB in Qatar.

This decision followed the UAE's move to restrict U.S. airstrikes launched from its territories against Iran, pro-Iran Iraqi factions, and the Yemeni Houthis.

Despite the Pentagon's assertion that the decision is a regular procedure, Emirati President Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed (MBZ) and his inner circle view it differently.

The note provides a comprehensive overview of the following aspects:

- The reason behind the U.S. decision as perceived by MBZ

- MBZ's views on the decision

- His current priority and its impact on U.S. military presence in the UAE

The note also highlights the UAE's potential reassessment of several defense agreements with its allies.


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