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Anwar Gargash: UAE made no effort to influence 2016 US election

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The United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash has called out against speculation regarding his country’s foreign policy and said that Abu Dhabi “made no effort to influence” the outcome of the US elections.

“Attention needs to be paid to facts over innuendo & speculation; the UAE made no effort to influence the 2016 US election,” Gargash tweeted on Tuesday.

“Like other governments friendly to the US, UAE officials had contact with staff & advisors in both 2016 presidential campaigns to inform and be informed of the candidates foreign policy positions,” he added.