UAE Crown Prince Asked US to Bomb Al Jazeera, Says 2003 Cable

(MEE) Abu Dhabi’s crown prince asked the US to bomb Al Jazeera as America was planning its invasion of Iraq, according to a diplomatic cable detailing his conversation with a top US state department mandarin. According to the cable, Mohammed bin Zayed (MBZ) ‘laughingly recalled’ to Richard Hass a conversation between his father, Sheikh Zayed, and the emir of Qatar, Hamad Al-Thani, in which Hamad had complained MBZ had asked for the US ‘to bomb Al Jazeera’. ‘According to MBZ, Zayed derisively responded: ‘Do you blame him?” In his comments, made in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, MBZ

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