United Arab Emirates (UAE) long-sought to become Arab world’s first nuclear power. But, its Persian rival Iran already gained nuclear arsenal, for which it has been subjected to harsh US sanctions since years. The ruler of Abu Dhabi, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed has remained an influential figure in the White House and is well-received in the political circles of Washington DC as well.
Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala has been long named in the 1MDB Corruption Scandal which shook the dreams of Malaysia’s infrastructure development. Mubadala is owned by the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) royal family, which has flushed its petrodollars in the most prominent soccer clubs in the European soccer arena to clear its tarnished image of terror financier, and to remove stains of war crimes in Syria, Yemen and Libya.