UAE supports Saudi's blacklisting of the Muslim Brotherhood
The United Arab Emirates announced its support behind neighboring Saudi Arabia's decision to label the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, deepening Gulf Arab pressure on the group.
The UAE government will cooperate with Saudi Arabia to tackle “those terrorist groups through liquidating all forms of material and moral support,” the Western-allied Gulf federation's foreign ministry said in a statement, according to WAM news agency.
Saudi Arabia blacklisted on Friday the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, Al Arabiya News Channel reported, citing a royal decree.
The kingdom also designated al-Qaeda-linked groups and an al-Qaeda breakaway as terrorist.
Egypt was the first Arab country to label the Brotherhood terrorist in Dec. 2013, after accusing it of carrying out a series of bomb attacks in Cairo.