The United Arab Emirates said Sunday it wants ‘a formal clarification’ of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s recent comments that America’s allies in the Middle East sent weapons and cash to extremists fighting in Syria.
Biden a day earlier apologized to Turkey over his comments, made Thursday during a question-and-answer session at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Biden said that ‘our biggest problem is our allies’ who are engaged in a proxy Sunni-Shiite war against Syrian President Bashar Assad.
He specifically named Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
‘What did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad — except that the people who were being supplied were (Jabhat) al-Nusra and al-Qaida and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world,’ he said.
The UAE’s official news agency carried a statement from Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash calling Biden’s comments ‘far from the truth.’ The UAE Foreign Ministry said it was astonished by the remarks…
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