United Arab Emirates. What the United Arab Emirates as
well as the other states south of the Persian Gulf
especially want to see in the region is stability. As a
result, frustration grew over US politics during the year,
which according to United Arab Emirates head of state Zayid
ibn Sultan Al Nahyan was unfair to both Iraqis and
Palestinians and could therefore cause riots in the Arab
world. According to
Countryaah, Sheikh said in an interview in June that he felt that
sanctions on Iraq must be lifted and that the deadlock in
the Israeli-Palestinian peace process must be broken.
Despite criticism of the United States, the United Arab
Emirates announced in May that it wanted to buy 80 US
fighter aircraft worth $ 6 billion. But the US Congress
hesitated to approve the deal.