Sources: UAE ready to host Mubarak
Sources close to the Ruler of Dubai and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, conveyed they had offered Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak to reside in Dubai amid the ongoing violent protests and the growing demands to topple his regime. Sources close to the Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, added that extensive consultations were held last week in the presence of officials from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the USA to discuss the future of the Egyptian leader after a common understanding that it was not possible for Egypt to return to the situation before January 25 protests.
The sources said that the U.S. officials suggested to the UAE to host Mubarak in order "to prevent his exposure to future prosecutions, if he decided to travel to Europe or the United States." According to the same sources, the UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, visited Cairo on Tuesday after the conclusion of the consultations. During the meeting, the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs proposed the Egyptian president to reside in Dubai, where he will be immune from any prosecutions.