Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sponsor of Sisi's Coup: UAE sends Egyptian police 15 armored vehicles for presidential "elections"

Ahram Online
UAE sends Egypt armoured vehicles to assist in securing elections

May 24, 2014 

Cairo has received 15 armoured vehicles from the United Arab Emirates, to aid in securing next week’s presidential election. The vehicles were transported by army planes and were handed over to Egypt's interior ministry, an airport source told state agency MENA.

Militant attacks, primarily targeting security forces, have become common since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi by the military last summer amid mass protests against his rule. Over five hundred security personnel have been killed in the attacks.
. During the January referendum on the new constitution, a bomb exploded in central Cairo. No one was injured in the blast.

Egyptians will go to the polls on 26 and 27 May.

The UAE has been one of the most vocal supporters of the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and Egypt's interim authorities.

*Photo of the UAE's multi-billionaire absolute monarch Sheikh Khalifa Al-Nahyan courtesy of Reuters

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