posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 03:12 PM
reply to post by CanadianDream420
The UAE deosn't purchase oil from anywhere! Abu Dhabi (one of the seven Emirates that make up the United arab Emirates), is one of the world's
biggest oil producers - they are sitting on something like 15% of the world's oil reserves.
This is a long running territorial dispute over some islands in the gulf - a bit like the Argentina/UK duspute over the Falklands, although i think
the UAE has a better case for sovereignty than Argentina....
Interesting though - the UAE was the biggest purchaser of arms in the internatioanl market last year (already noted elsewhere on ATS), and they arte
one of the gulf nations that will benefit from the US missile defence system (along with the likes of Kuwait and Bahrain, Qatar).
They are a strong ally of the US in the gulf, if a bit "less heard of" than other nations in the region, and are planning to partner the US or share
technology in a planned nuclear energy deal.
I think thids is just the latest round in their sword waving spat with Iran. All mouth and no trousers. Nothing will come of it,