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Sun 11 Mar 2012 04:12 PM

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GCC official slams Muslim Brotherhood’s UAE threats

Secretary General says Mahmoud Gozlan’s comments “irresponsible”

GCC official slams Muslim Brotherhood’s UAE threats
"What affects the UAE affects all GCC member states,” Al Zayani said. (AFP/Getty Images)

The secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has condemned statements from a Muslim Brotherhood official, who threatened to “mobilise the entire world” against the UAE.

According to state news agency WAM, Abdul Latif Al Zayani said that the comments made by prominent Brotherhood leader Mahmoud Gozlan were “irresponsible” and could hamper efforts being made by the GCC and Egypt to improve bilateral ties.

"What affects the UAE affects all GCC member states,” Al Zayani said. 

Last week, Dubai police chief Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim announced via his Twitter account that he would pursue an international arrest warrant for Yusuf Al Qaradawi, a cleric who is closely aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Qaradawi, who is based in Qatar, had previously criticised UAE policies, according to Egypt’s Al Ahram daily.

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