Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dahlan

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"The UAE's shadowy dealings in Serbia"(my emphasis in red):
"Over the past two years the UAE has invested billions of dollars in Serbia.

The Emirati leadership has agreed lucrative deals to develop the Serbian arms industry; bought a significant stake in its national airline; and handed out multibillion dollar loans to the government.

The reasons for UAE investment in Serbia are shrouded in secrecy, although Serbian sources have revealed to MEE that they go far beyond any potential financial rewards.

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan has been accused of acting as a proxy for the US and Israel in Eastern Europe while also attempting to exploit a loosely regulated Serbian arms market to distribute weapons across the Middle East.

Behind the huge investment lies the shadowy figure of exiled Palestinian strongman Mohammed Dahlan. He is said to be at the centre of a web facilitating communication between the UAE with American and Israeli intelligence figures while also aiding corrupt Emirati investments in Serbia that have lined the pockets of their political leaders."
and:
"Aleksandar Vucic was elected as prime minister of Serbia in April this year. He was previously known for his vitriolic hatred of Muslims, in 1995 he is reported as having said that Serbia “would kill 100 Muslims for every Serb who died” during the civil war.

Vucic now enjoys what he described as a “close personal friendship” with Sheikh Mohammed of Abu Dhabi.

This friendship and subsequent heavy UAE investment in Serbia was only possible because of one man: Mohammed Dahlan.

Dahlan, the former Palestinian spy chief in Gaza, has been living in exile in the UAE since he was chased out of the West Bank in June 2011. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused him of financial embezzlement and acting as an Israeli agent involved in assassination attempts on the late Yasser Arafat.

He is now widely reported as serving as a security advisor to Sheikh Mohammed in Abu Dhabi.

Dahlan was the linchpin in improving ties between Serbia and the UAE in 2012, after relations had soured four years earlier when the Emiratis became the first Arab country to recognise Kosovo as an independent and legitimate state.

Dahlan’s mediation role hinged on his own interests in Eastern Europe, which centre on Montenegro. He was given Montenegrin citizenship in 2012, despite what Serbian analyst Pekic describes as “a very restrictive policy” that does not allow double citizenship.

Montenegrin officials have not disclosed why they gave Dahlan citizenship, but MEE’s Serbian source has suggested it could be to do with his lucrative business dealings in Montenegro, claiming “there is strong evidence Dahlan has used Montenegro to launder Palestinian money he has embezzled”.

Dahlan has numerous companies registered in Montenegro including the Levant International Incorporation, which is registered for consulting and management, and Manarah Holding, established for developing real estate projects.

There are no publicly available details about the financial dealings of these companies, although The Richest website, which calculates the wealth of public figures, has estimated Dahlan’s net worth to be in the region of $120mn.

Mohammad Rashid seems to be Dahlan’s key partner in Montenegro, appearing on the business registry of at least four of his companies. Rashid is a Kurd from Iraq who was formerly an economic advisor to Yasser Arafat.

Rashid has several companies registered in Montenegro and has received loans amounting to 13 million euros from the Djukanovic brothers, one of who, Milo, is the Montenegrin prime minister.

One of his companies, Monte Mena Investments, is also registered in Panama where his partner, according to a Serbian source, is Egyptian billionaire Samih Sawiris. In 2011 Sawiris obtained Montenegrin citizenship and is reported to be planning a billion euro investment in Montenegro’s Lustica peninsula.

Dahlan is said to have used his Montenegrin connections to facilitate a visit by Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic to the UAE last year. Serbian Prime Minister Vucic later referred to that visit as being key to improving his own previously sour relations with Montenegro when he said: “we were very pleased when Djukanovic said a few nice words about Serbia in his talks with UAE officials. He was decent enough to advise them to invest in Serbia’s defence industry.”

That advice is what led to the UAE investments in Serbia’s weapons industry in recent months.

In April 2013 the Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic – a key Vucic ally in Serbia – awarded Dahlan with the Medal of the Serbian Flag “for his contribution to peaceful cooperation and friendly relations between Serbia and the UAE”.

Dahlan could also be called upon to give advice on the arms trade as he himself is said to have experience of covertly working within it. He is accused by the Palestinian Fatah Party of being involved in shipping Israeli made arms to former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. He has connections to Libya, as revealed by a WikiLeaks cable from 2010 that detailed a meeting he held in Spain with Gaddafi’s son Saif.

As well as aiding the UAE’s investments in Serbian arms, Dahlan could also be playing a key role in the alleged Emirati goal of fulfilling American and Israeli interests in Eastern Europe. A Serbian intelligence source, who asked to remain anonymous, told MEE that Dahlan has a “warm relationship” with former CIA Director George Tenet and “ties” to Amnon Shahak from the Israeli army and Yaakov Perry from Mossad.

The source said that Dahlan has connections to exposed Israeli agents in Eastern Europe too, through the Palestinian Adnan Yasin who is currently living in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo. Yasin is a former employee of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation who was arrested in Tunisia in 1993 after French security agencies “expressed concern at his activities”.

Yasin is reported as having confessed to working for Mossad in 1991
."
Aleksandar Vucic was elected as prime minister of Serbia in April this year. He was previously known for his vitriolic hatred of Muslims, in 1995 he is reported as having said that Serbia “would kill 100 Muslims for every Serb who died” during the civil war.
Vucic now enjoys what he described as a “close personal friendship” with Sheikh Mohammed of Abu Dhabi.
This friendship and subsequent heavy UAE investment in Serbia was only possible because of one man: Mohammed Dahlan.
Dahlan, the former Palestinian spy chief in Gaza, has been living in exile in the UAE since he was chased out of the West Bank in June 2011. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused him of financial embezzlement and acting as an Israeli agent involved in assassination attempts on the late Yasser Arafat.
He is now widely reported as serving as a security advisor to Sheikh Mohammed in Abu Dhabi.
Dahlan was the linchpin in improving ties between Serbia and the UAE in 2012, after relations had soured four years earlier when the Emiratis became the first Arab country to recognise Kosovo as an independent and legitimate state.
Dahlan’s mediation role hinged on his own interests in Eastern Europe, which centre on Montenegro. He was given Montenegrin citizenship in 2012, despite what Serbian analyst Pekic describes as “a very restrictive policy” that does not allow double citizenship.
Montenegrin officials have not disclosed why they gave Dahlan citizenship, but MEE’s Serbian source has suggested it could be to do with his lucrative business dealings in Montenegro, claiming “there is strong evidence Dahlan has used Montenegro to launder Palestinian money he has embezzled”.
Dahlan has numerous companies registered in Montenegro including the Levant International Incorporation, which is registered for consulting and management, and Manarah Holding, established for developing real estate projects.
There are no publicly available details about the financial dealings of these companies, although The Richest website, which calculates the wealth of public figures, has estimated Dahlan’s net worth to be in the region of $120mn.
Mohammad Rashid seems to be Dahlan’s key partner in Montenegro, appearing on the business registry of at least four of his companies. Rashid is a Kurd from Iraq who was formerly an economic advisor to Yasser Arafat.
Rashid has several companies registered in Montenegro and has received loans amounting to 13 million euros from the Djukanovic brothers, one of who, Milo, is the Montenegrin prime minister.
One of his companies, Monte Mena Investments, is also registered in Panama where his partner, according to a Serbian source, is Egyptian billionaire Samih Sawiris. In 2011 Sawiris obtained Montenegrin citizenship and is reported to be planning a billion euro investment in Montenegro’s Lustica peninsula.
Dahlan is said to have used his Montenegrin connections to facilitate a visit by Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic to the UAE last year. Serbian Prime Minister Vucic later referred to that visit as being key to improving his own previously sour relations with Montenegro when he said: “we were very pleased when Djukanovic said a few nice words about Serbia in his talks with UAE officials. He was decent enough to advise them to invest in Serbia’s defence industry.”
That advice is what led to the UAE investments in Serbia’s weapons industry in recent months.
In April 2013 the Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic – a key Vucic ally in Serbia – awarded Dahlan with the Medal of the Serbian Flag “for his contribution to peaceful cooperation and friendly relations between Serbia and the UAE”.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić decorates Mohammed Dahlan (Tanjug News Agency)
Dahlan could also be called upon to give advice on the arms trade as he himself is said to have experience of covertly working within it. He is accused by the Palestinian Fatah Party of being involved in shipping Israeli made arms to former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. He has connections to Libya, as revealed by a WikiLeaks cable from 2010 that detailed a meeting he held in Spain with Gaddafi’s son Saif.
As well as aiding the UAE’s investments in Serbian arms, Dahlan could also be playing a key role in the alleged Emirati goal of fulfilling American and Israeli interests in Eastern Europe. A Serbian intelligence source, who asked to remain anonymous, told MEE that Dahlan has a “warm relationship” with former CIA Director George Tenet and “ties” to Amnon Shahak from the Israeli army and Yaakov Perry from Mossad.
The source said that Dahlan has connections to exposed Israeli agents in Eastern Europe too, through the Palestinian Adnan Yasin who is currently living in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo. Yasin is a former employee of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation who was arrested in Tunisia in 1993 after French security agencies “expressed concern at his activities”.
Yasin is reported as having confessed to working for Mossad in 1991.
The UAE itself has direct dealings with Israel, according to the Intelligence Online website. A report in 2012 stated that “trade between the two countries, principally in the area of security, amounted to nearly $300mn last year [2011].”
While Israel does not have an official presence in the Gulf it recently opened a “virtual embassy” on Twitter, in order to promote “dialogue with the people of the GCC region”.
Gulf monarchs are particularly sensitive to being publicly linked with Israel. Last month Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UK released a statement refuting claims his country, along with Egypt, were coordinating with Israel over a deadly assault on Gaza that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians dead.
News of the UAE’s shadowy dealings in Serbia and the key role played by Mohammed Dahlan will do little to help the Gulf States in their struggle to keep dealings with Israel a secret.
As for the powerful Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed he has described his relationship with Serbia in ambiguous terms. He has praised the “honesty of Serbian friends” and stated: “We [the UAE] believe in Serbia, we believe in our friendship.”
Due to the secretive nature of the UAE’s bilateral agreement with Serbia it is impossible to say with certainty what the goals of this relationship are. It is clear, however, that for some analysts at least, there is far more than meets the eye when it comes to the Emiratis newfound love affair with Eastern Europe.
- See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uaes-shadowy-dealings-serbia-44700108#sthash.1hUFec35.dpuf
Aleksandar Vucic was elected as prime minister of Serbia in April this year. He was previously known for his vitriolic hatred of Muslims, in 1995 he is reported as having said that Serbia “would kill 100 Muslims for every Serb who died” during the civil war.
Vucic now enjoys what he described as a “close personal friendship” with Sheikh Mohammed of Abu Dhabi.
This friendship and subsequent heavy UAE investment in Serbia was only possible because of one man: Mohammed Dahlan.
Dahlan, the former Palestinian spy chief in Gaza, has been living in exile in the UAE since he was chased out of the West Bank in June 2011. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused him of financial embezzlement and acting as an Israeli agent involved in assassination attempts on the late Yasser Arafat.
He is now widely reported as serving as a security advisor to Sheikh Mohammed in Abu Dhabi.
Dahlan was the linchpin in improving ties between Serbia and the UAE in 2012, after relations had soured four years earlier when the Emiratis became the first Arab country to recognise Kosovo as an independent and legitimate state.
Dahlan’s mediation role hinged on his own interests in Eastern Europe, which centre on Montenegro. He was given Montenegrin citizenship in 2012, despite what Serbian analyst Pekic describes as “a very restrictive policy” that does not allow double citizenship.
Montenegrin officials have not disclosed why they gave Dahlan citizenship, but MEE’s Serbian source has suggested it could be to do with his lucrative business dealings in Montenegro, claiming “there is strong evidence Dahlan has used Montenegro to launder Palestinian money he has embezzled”.
Dahlan has numerous companies registered in Montenegro including the Levant International Incorporation, which is registered for consulting and management, and Manarah Holding, established for developing real estate projects.
There are no publicly available details about the financial dealings of these companies, although The Richest website, which calculates the wealth of public figures, has estimated Dahlan’s net worth to be in the region of $120mn.
Mohammad Rashid seems to be Dahlan’s key partner in Montenegro, appearing on the business registry of at least four of his companies. Rashid is a Kurd from Iraq who was formerly an economic advisor to Yasser Arafat.
Rashid has several companies registered in Montenegro and has received loans amounting to 13 million euros from the Djukanovic brothers, one of who, Milo, is the Montenegrin prime minister.
One of his companies, Monte Mena Investments, is also registered in Panama where his partner, according to a Serbian source, is Egyptian billionaire Samih Sawiris. In 2011 Sawiris obtained Montenegrin citizenship and is reported to be planning a billion euro investment in Montenegro’s Lustica peninsula.
Dahlan is said to have used his Montenegrin connections to facilitate a visit by Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic to the UAE last year. Serbian Prime Minister Vucic later referred to that visit as being key to improving his own previously sour relations with Montenegro when he said: “we were very pleased when Djukanovic said a few nice words about Serbia in his talks with UAE officials. He was decent enough to advise them to invest in Serbia’s defence industry.”
That advice is what led to the UAE investments in Serbia’s weapons industry in recent months.
In April 2013 the Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic – a key Vucic ally in Serbia – awarded Dahlan with the Medal of the Serbian Flag “for his contribution to peaceful cooperation and friendly relations between Serbia and the UAE”.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić decorates Mohammed Dahlan (Tanjug News Agency)
Dahlan could also be called upon to give advice on the arms trade as he himself is said to have experience of covertly working within it. He is accused by the Palestinian Fatah Party of being involved in shipping Israeli made arms to former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. He has connections to Libya, as revealed by a WikiLeaks cable from 2010 that detailed a meeting he held in Spain with Gaddafi’s son Saif.
As well as aiding the UAE’s investments in Serbian arms, Dahlan could also be playing a key role in the alleged Emirati goal of fulfilling American and Israeli interests in Eastern Europe. A Serbian intelligence source, who asked to remain anonymous, told MEE that Dahlan has a “warm relationship” with former CIA Director George Tenet and “ties” to Amnon Shahak from the Israeli army and Yaakov Perry from Mossad.
The source said that Dahlan has connections to exposed Israeli agents in Eastern Europe too, through the Palestinian Adnan Yasin who is currently living in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo. Yasin is a former employee of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation who was arrested in Tunisia in 1993 after French security agencies “expressed concern at his activities”.
Yasin is reported as having confessed to working for Mossad in 1991.
The UAE itself has direct dealings with Israel, according to the Intelligence Online website. A report in 2012 stated that “trade between the two countries, principally in the area of security, amounted to nearly $300mn last year [2011].”
While Israel does not have an official presence in the Gulf it recently opened a “virtual embassy” on Twitter, in order to promote “dialogue with the people of the GCC region”.
Gulf monarchs are particularly sensitive to being publicly linked with Israel. Last month Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UK released a statement refuting claims his country, along with Egypt, were coordinating with Israel over a deadly assault on Gaza that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians dead.
News of the UAE’s shadowy dealings in Serbia and the key role played by Mohammed Dahlan will do little to help the Gulf States in their struggle to keep dealings with Israel a secret.
As for the powerful Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed he has described his relationship with Serbia in ambiguous terms. He has praised the “honesty of Serbian friends” and stated: “We [the UAE] believe in Serbia, we believe in our friendship.”
Due to the secretive nature of the UAE’s bilateral agreement with Serbia it is impossible to say with certainty what the goals of this relationship are. It is clear, however, that for some analysts at least, there is far more than meets the eye when it comes to the Emiratis newfound love affair with Eastern Europe.
- See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uaes-shadowy-dealings-serbia-44700108#sthash.1hUFec35.dpuf
Aleksandar Vucic was elected as prime minister of Serbia in April this year. He was previously known for his vitriolic hatred of Muslims, in 1995 he is reported as having said that Serbia “would kill 100 Muslims for every Serb who died” during the civil war.
Vucic now enjoys what he described as a “close personal friendship” with Sheikh Mohammed of Abu Dhabi.
This friendship and subsequent heavy UAE investment in Serbia was only possible because of one man: Mohammed Dahlan.
Dahlan, the former Palestinian spy chief in Gaza, has been living in exile in the UAE since he was chased out of the West Bank in June 2011. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused him of financial embezzlement and acting as an Israeli agent involved in assassination attempts on the late Yasser Arafat.
He is now widely reported as serving as a security advisor to Sheikh Mohammed in Abu Dhabi.
Dahlan was the linchpin in improving ties between Serbia and the UAE in 2012, after relations had soured four years earlier when the Emiratis became the first Arab country to recognise Kosovo as an independent and legitimate state.
Dahlan’s mediation role hinged on his own interests in Eastern Europe, which centre on Montenegro. He was given Montenegrin citizenship in 2012, despite what Serbian analyst Pekic describes as “a very restrictive policy” that does not allow double citizenship.
Montenegrin officials have not disclosed why they gave Dahlan citizenship, but MEE’s Serbian source has suggested it could be to do with his lucrative business dealings in Montenegro, claiming “there is strong evidence Dahlan has used Montenegro to launder Palestinian money he has embezzled”.
Dahlan has numerous companies registered in Montenegro including the Levant International Incorporation, which is registered for consulting and management, and Manarah Holding, established for developing real estate projects.
There are no publicly available details about the financial dealings of these companies, although The Richest website, which calculates the wealth of public figures, has estimated Dahlan’s net worth to be in the region of $120mn.
Mohammad Rashid seems to be Dahlan’s key partner in Montenegro, appearing on the business registry of at least four of his companies. Rashid is a Kurd from Iraq who was formerly an economic advisor to Yasser Arafat.
Rashid has several companies registered in Montenegro and has received loans amounting to 13 million euros from the Djukanovic brothers, one of who, Milo, is the Montenegrin prime minister.
One of his companies, Monte Mena Investments, is also registered in Panama where his partner, according to a Serbian source, is Egyptian billionaire Samih Sawiris. In 2011 Sawiris obtained Montenegrin citizenship and is reported to be planning a billion euro investment in Montenegro’s Lustica peninsula.
Dahlan is said to have used his Montenegrin connections to facilitate a visit by Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic to the UAE last year. Serbian Prime Minister Vucic later referred to that visit as being key to improving his own previously sour relations with Montenegro when he said: “we were very pleased when Djukanovic said a few nice words about Serbia in his talks with UAE officials. He was decent enough to advise them to invest in Serbia’s defence industry.”
That advice is what led to the UAE investments in Serbia’s weapons industry in recent months.
In April 2013 the Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic – a key Vucic ally in Serbia – awarded Dahlan with the Medal of the Serbian Flag “for his contribution to peaceful cooperation and friendly relations between Serbia and the UAE”.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić decorates Mohammed Dahlan (Tanjug News Agency)
Dahlan could also be called upon to give advice on the arms trade as he himself is said to have experience of covertly working within it. He is accused by the Palestinian Fatah Party of being involved in shipping Israeli made arms to former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. He has connections to Libya, as revealed by a WikiLeaks cable from 2010 that detailed a meeting he held in Spain with Gaddafi’s son Saif.
As well as aiding the UAE’s investments in Serbian arms, Dahlan could also be playing a key role in the alleged Emirati goal of fulfilling American and Israeli interests in Eastern Europe. A Serbian intelligence source, who asked to remain anonymous, told MEE that Dahlan has a “warm relationship” with former CIA Director George Tenet and “ties” to Amnon Shahak from the Israeli army and Yaakov Perry from Mossad.
The source said that Dahlan has connections to exposed Israeli agents in Eastern Europe too, through the Palestinian Adnan Yasin who is currently living in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo. Yasin is a former employee of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation who was arrested in Tunisia in 1993 after French security agencies “expressed concern at his activities”.
Yasin is reported as having confessed to working for Mossad in 1991.
The UAE itself has direct dealings with Israel, according to the Intelligence Online website. A report in 2012 stated that “trade between the two countries, principally in the area of security, amounted to nearly $300mn last year [2011].”
While Israel does not have an official presence in the Gulf it recently opened a “virtual embassy” on Twitter, in order to promote “dialogue with the people of the GCC region”.
Gulf monarchs are particularly sensitive to being publicly linked with Israel. Last month Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UK released a statement refuting claims his country, along with Egypt, were coordinating with Israel over a deadly assault on Gaza that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians dead.
News of the UAE’s shadowy dealings in Serbia and the key role played by Mohammed Dahlan will do little to help the Gulf States in their struggle to keep dealings with Israel a secret.
As for the powerful Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed he has described his relationship with Serbia in ambiguous terms. He has praised the “honesty of Serbian friends” and stated: “We [the UAE] believe in Serbia, we believe in our friendship.”
Due to the secretive nature of the UAE’s bilateral agreement with Serbia it is impossible to say with certainty what the goals of this relationship are. It is clear, however, that for some analysts at least, there is far more than meets the eye when it comes to the Emiratis newfound love affair with Eastern Europe.
- See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/uaes-shadowy-dealings-serbia-44700108#sthash.1hUFec35.dpuf"
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