After meeting for the Negev Summit, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaks with United Arab Emirates’ Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in Sde Boker, Israel March 28, 2022. (photo credit: JACQUELYN MARTIN/POOL/REUTERS)  

Washington Post: U.S. intelligence report says key gulf ally meddled in American politics 

U.S. intelligence officials have compiled a classified report detailing extensive efforts to manipulate the American political system by the United Arab Emirates, an influential, oil-rich nation in the Persian Gulf long considered a close and trusted partner. 

The activities covered in the report, described to The Washington Post by three people who have read it, include illegal and legal attempts to steer U.S. foreign policy in ways favorable to the Arab autocracy.

It reveals the UAE’s bid, spanning multiple U.S. administrations, to exploit the vulnerabilities in American governance, including its reliance on campaign contributions, susceptibility to powerful lobbying firms and lax enforcement of disclosure laws intended to guard against interference by foreign governments, these people said. Each spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss classified information.  

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WNU Editor: The UAE is not the only country “meddling” in US politics. The question that should be asked is why the attention on the UAE. Is it because of this …. Saudi, UAE back OPEC cuts as US envoy warns of ‘uncertainty’ (AP). 

U.S. Intelligence Report Says The United Arab Emirates Is Meddling In American Politics  

US intelligence document describes UAE efforts to influence American politics – report — The Guardian
 

UAE recruited US officials to manipulate government: report — NYPost
 

US intelligence report shows UAE efforts to meddle in American political system: Washington Post — The Hill
 

UAE attempted to manipulate US politics to suit their interests – report — Jerusalem Post 

UAE meddled in US politics says intelligence report — Middle East Monitor