Tuesday, November 30, 2010

(lool) Arab leaders 'explain' the wikileaks away: "they reflect an American point of view.."

Emirati and Bahraini officials dismissed on Tuesday the WikiLeaks documents revealing the hostility of Arab Gulf states towards Iran as reflecting "an American point of view."
"The leaks reflect, originally, an American point of view," United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammad Gargash told reporters when asked to comment on the WikiLeaks documents."Several memos were taken out of context and did not take into consideration the events that surrounded certain meetings," Gargash said.
Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed al-Khalifa echoed him in statements carried by the official BNA news agency in Manama. The leaked documents "reflect the analyses of US officials and their evaluation of meetings with leaders and officials in the region," he said.
Saudi Arabia said on Monday it was "not concerned" by the revelations. "These documents do not concern the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Nor has the kingdom had any role in producing them," foreign ministry spokesman Osama Nugali told AFP.

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