UAE frustration over al-Sisi

A secret document prepared for Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan reveals that the United Arab Emirates is losing faith in the ability of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to serve the Gulf state’s interests in Egypt, reports Middle East Eye.

In the report David Hearst describes a document, prepared by one of Bin Zayed’s team and dated 12 October, that contains two key quotes which describe the frustration bin Zayed feels about al-Sisi, whose military coup the Crown Prince bankrolled, pouring in billions of dollars along with Saudi Arabia.

It says: “This guy needs to know that I am not an ATM machine.” Further on, it also reveals the political price the Emiratis will exact if they continue to fund Egypt.