A top Gulf official slammed Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Saturday, following a Brotherhood leader’s criticism of United Arab Emirates policies. The official said the remarks may hurt longstanding bilateral ties between Egypt and Gulf countries.
Last week, Mahmoud Ghozlan, Muslim Brotherhood spokesman, sharply criticized the UAE over its stance against the influential Muslim cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi.
Ghozlan said that Emirati campaign against Qaradawi is also a campaign against Muslims and their scholars.
Abdul Latif bin Rashid al-Zayani, secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) condemned Ghozlan’s statements saying that they are ''irresponsible,” official Emirates News Agency WAM reported.
He said that such statements don't advance efforts being made by the GCC and Egypt to further bolster longstanding bilateral ties, according to WAM.
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