Egypt Envoy in UAE after Claimed Brothers' Cell Bust

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Egypt sent a top official to the UAE for talks on Wednesday, a day after reports that 10 members of a group linked to President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood party were arrested there.

Essam el-Haddad, Morsi's adviser for foreign affairs and international cooperation, held talks with UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum, WAM state news agency said.

"A number of issues of common interest between the two countries were discussed" in the meeting that was attended by Egypt's intelligence chief Mohamed Shehataa and a number of UAE officials, it said.

Haddad delivered a letter from Morsi to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan "about bilateral relations between the two countries and the ways to develop them in a manner that would serve the interests of the two brotherly nations," WAM said.

The visit comes a day after UAE daily al-Khaleej reported that security forces arrested more than 10 people linked to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi's party.

Members held "secret meetings" across the country and "recruited Egyptian expats in the UAE to join their ranks," the newspaper said, adding that they had collected "large amounts of money that they sent illegally to the mother organization in Egypt."

It also said they gathered secret defense information on the UAE.

No official confirmation of the report was immediately available, nor any date given for the arrests.

In Cairo, the foreign ministry said there were "ongoing efforts on this matter," without giving further details.

Dubai's police chief, Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan, has repeatedly lashed out at Arab Spring uprisings, accusing leaders who came to power after the ouster of dictators in Tunisia and Egypt of plotting against Gulf monarchies.

During the past year, the United Arab Emirates announced it has broken up several cells it said were plotting against its security.

Comments 4
Missing lebcan 03 January 2013, 09:46

Stop calling Muslims terrorist ... People like you have fallen into the free maison system to control world information ... Israel USA UAE ... Iran are part of a free maison world domination system... To distroy Muslims everywere by first calling us terrorists. You God d...m robat brainwashed fool. Ever wondered why the majority of world conflicts in the world are are in Muslim lands... Islam means peace ... And that is the truth...

Default-user-icon syrian (Guest) 03 January 2013, 11:47

stop playing victim Lebcan and take responsibility for your actions.

Missing lebcan 03 January 2013, 13:37

Hypocrite and arragent about the true instagators of war ... Atheists ... I.e hitler , Stalin , bush, Assad and then they put the blame on us. Lol

Missing lebcan 03 January 2013, 22:07

Good boys trust your politicians... Conspiracy theory ... Ok what ever... And hitler Stalin and Assad and the likes are either atheists or hypocrites and hypocrites are the most dangerous ... Calling Muslims Wahhabis is simply an escape and a disgusting generalization about a great people who unfortunately are been judges by illiterates as your selfs... Muslims are greatly misrepresented by the worst leadership in all history.... So there is were Mursi comes in, I for the time been will give him the benefit ... Till...well will see... Good bye !!!