UAE denies Egyptian claims of a plot

The UAE’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed denied that the Emirates is involved in a plot against Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, daily newspaper The National reported.

Bin Zayed called the claims circulated in Egyptian media “baseless” and urged the Egyptian government to follow up on “these unfounded and slanderous fabrications which do not serve the fraternal relationship” between the two countries.

The minister stressed the UAE’s commitment to the principle of not interfering in other states’ internal affairs.

Allegations of an Emirati plot against the Egyptian leadership were made by two members of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, which president Mursi belongs to.

The Brotherhood leader told Egyptian media that he was informed by “Sources at the Emirati intelligence that the UAE is helping Egypt’s opposition National Salvation Front to overthrow Mursi”.