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The war in Yemen and the fall in oil prices are costing the Arab Emirates

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The war in Yemen, in which the UAE contingent has already lost 68 people, as well as lower oil prices are quite expensive for the state, writes the French newspaper La Tribune, an article from which leads a blog bmpd.


The war in Yemen and the fall in oil prices are costing the Arab Emirates
"Pantsir-S1" Armed Forces of the UAE in Yemen

The military crown prince of the United Arab Emirates, Al Nahyan, told journalists about the military losses and falling prices at an opening of the air show in Dubai. He also noted: "This war will definitely be a long one."

The Yemeni conflict is "the first real war in which the Emirates are involved, and the country's authorities are very much focused on it," the newspaper notes.

“In the blink of an eye, all negotiations on future arms purchases, including the Rafale fighter jets, were frozen pending better times,” the authors write.

As the prince himself put it, “it is necessary to wait for a more favorable conjuncture, since the war in Yemen costs the Emirates a great deal.” At the same time, according to him, the state is experiencing difficulties due to lower oil prices - “compared to December 2014, the price has fallen by half”. (The price of a barrel of Light Sweet crude oil for December 5 2014 delivery cost $ 44,29).

Al Nahyan did not go into details of the military costs associated with the operation in Yemen, saying only that there are “several emergency programs”. The only thing he mentioned is “the need for optical-electronic systems”.

According to the newspaper, the Emirates should not have any special problems with armaments, because “the army is well equipped with new equipment purchased in recent years,” including tanks Leclerc, "which, according to a source in the French defense industry, the UAE government is quite enough."
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  1. RUSIVAN
    RUSIVAN 11 November 2015 14: 08
    +6
    This is just the beginning ...
    1. Prapor-527
      Prapor-527 11 November 2015 14: 34
      +5
      Quote: RUSIVAN
      This is just the beginning ...

      This "beginning" has long been waiting in the wings ... "May everyone be rewarded according to his deeds ..."
      1. iliya87
        iliya87 11 November 2015 15: 05
        +4
        You shouldn't start up victorious reports. The Saudis have been living in positive territory for a hundred years, doing business all over the world. what is their debt to the IMF? close to zero, Japan has 400% of GDP. The Saudis will be able to keep afloat for another 30 years in this scenario. The only question is that things in the region are changing with the arrival of our forces, and from this it is worth considering the situation, and not with wallets losing weight or, on the contrary, fattening. Money can disappear in 5 years in the minus of the country, or maybe in 5 years and grow the budget at times, as they say in the classic "Honey is such a thing, it seems to be there and it is not there right away" does not count on such a scale.
        1. Prapor-527
          Prapor-527 11 November 2015 15: 18
          +3
          Quote: iliya87
          You shouldn't start up victorious reports. The Saudis have been living in positive territory for a hundred years, doing business all over the world. what is their debt to the IMF? close to zero, Japan has 400% of GDP. The Saudis will be able to keep afloat for another 30 years in this scenario. The only question is that things in the region are changing with the arrival of our forces, and from this it is worth considering the situation, and not with wallets losing weight or, on the contrary, fattening. Money can disappear in 5 years in the minus of the country, or maybe in 5 years and grow the budget at times, as they say in the classic "Honey is such a thing, it seems to be there and it is not there right away" does not count on such a scale.

          In fact of the matter! Russia is changing the geopolitical "layout", forcing Arabia to take a real look at its "feeding trough", which without US support will not be so sweet ...
          1. hrych
            hrych 11 November 2015 18: 56
            +3
            Quote: iliya87
            Saudis will be able to stay afloat for another 30 years

            Viditsev, they invested all the money in the "Arab spring", and it failed because of Syria, if everything succeeded, the profit interest would have reached tens of thousands, but Syria with promising oil and gas pipelines, bye, Egypt with the Suez Canal, bye bye, Iraq with wells bye-bye. Yemen was in their plan ... but the other front failed, there was no interest and the contribution evaporated. For an economic blow to Russia, they themselves keep oil prices and themselves are more dependent on it, the situation is stalemate and the bubble will soon burst, plus initially the Arabian subsoil is depleted, light oil has completely dried up, which is why they were in a hurry to shatter competitors by capturing Libyan and Iraqi wells, take control of the main canal, the straits to it in Yemen, build a gas pipeline and catch up on gas supplies that simply disappear there, and in the future, bang and privatize Iran, but ... Volodka will start everything uptintal ...
        2. VP
          VP 11 November 2015 15: 28
          0
          Does Japan have an IMF debt of 400% of GDP?
        3. Vyacheslav 64
          Vyacheslav 64 11 November 2015 15: 49
          +1
          What does the Saudis have to do with it? The article is about the UAE, and not about Saudi Arabia.
      2. PAM
        PAM 11 November 2015 15: 48
        0
        Quote: RUSIVAN
        This is just the beginning ...

        This "beginning" has long been waiting in the wings ... "May everyone be rewarded according to his deeds ..."

        I can’t wait to get paid to the .. endostan.
  2. Tor5
    Tor5 11 November 2015 14: 11
    +2
    "Whether it will still be, oh-oh-oh!"
  3. Same lech
    Same lech 11 November 2015 14: 11
    +2
    As the prince himself put it, “we need to wait for a more favorable situation, since the war in Yemen is very expensive for the Emirates.”


    Well, still .... there is no military industry of their own and they will not be able to wage a long war on petrodollars alone. It’s not a developed GERMANY whose capabilities to produce weapons are incommensurable.

    In general, the Saudis climb into a swamp in which there is no ford for them ... I thought they were smarter but I was mistaken to see.
    1. kil 31
      kil 31 11 November 2015 14: 18
      +5
      If you scatter ammunition, the petrodollars will quickly run out. The French all about themselves ah ah ah froze the purchase of "Raphales"
      1. avt
        avt 11 November 2015 15: 26
        +2
        Quote: keel 31
        If you are spreading ammunition, petrodollars will quickly end.

        I wrote at the very beginning how the Saudas stuck in it and I will repeat it, the benefit has been confirmed by history on various persons involved - these men in skirts will let them crawl so that they don’t seem enough - they will insert an enema ski with gramophone needles. They don’t fall into a stupor at the sight of technology. This is where the Yemeni-Syrian enema penetrated the Saudi kingdom - she’s going to push the bakshish to the GDP by 10 yards of dead, green presidents of the USA, and for the second time she is trying to make money on Assad and Iran with its Hussites ..... in short according to Lavrov, two words -D..B ...! laughing
        1. Nagaibak
          Nagaibak 11 November 2015 17: 45
          +2
          avt "these guys in skirts will let them shit so much that it doesn't seem like a little - they'll put them in a ski enema with gramophone needles."
          Be sure to insert while lazily chewing cat.))))
    2. Altona
      Altona 11 November 2015 14: 19
      0
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      In general, the Saudis climb into a swamp in which there is no ford for them ... I thought they were smarter but I was mistaken to see.

      -------------------------
      They were always dumb. True, and ours are not better, too, puffed up "why do, if you can buy." And here such an ambush turns out ...
    3. 70BSN
      70BSN 11 November 2015 14: 36
      23
      There are no particularly smart ..... especially for terrorists lol
      1. kil 31
        kil 31 11 November 2015 14: 47
        +8
        Quote: 70BSN
        There are no particularly smart ..... especially for terrorists lol
        laughing Where is allah akbar? What kind of guria howls there? Likely Karaulova No. 2 laughing
        1. 70BSN
          70BSN 11 November 2015 15: 01
          +2
          Quote: keel 31
          Where is allah akbar?

          Probably did not have time to think about it. laughing
          Quote: keel 31
          What kind of guria howls there? Likely Karaulova No. 2

          Most likely it is yes
      2. Alex Nick
        Alex Nick 11 November 2015 14: 56
        +2
        Are they offended, or what? And nobody remembers Allah, but after all it is necessary already.
      3. PAM
        PAM 11 November 2015 15: 53
        +3
        as it is sung in the song - "if the tower is fucked, then what the fuck, what is not the fuck" laughing
      4. Mikhail Krapivin
        Mikhail Krapivin 11 November 2015 17: 04
        +1
        Sincerely! I wonder what he said last?
      5. hrych
        hrych 11 November 2015 18: 44
        +1
        What a charming jihadist he was, and how fluently he spoke ...
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      7. mitrich
        mitrich 11 November 2015 19: 20
        0
        Score video! The second in "beauty" after the video, where he also covers the barmaley, scorching from a jeep, with a KK machine gun for the Syrian Air Force or the Russian Federation. good I wonder what covered? If a bomb, a little expensive for one nits.
      8. Bradypodidae
        Bradypodidae 11 November 2015 22: 38
        0
        That would be so according to Yatsenyuk when he next time will star.
  4. 3 Gorynych
    3 Gorynych 11 November 2015 14: 14
    13
    Listen more to friends from the USA, you’ll be left without pants at all, and literally about 8 months ago they boasted that for them oil and $ 5 are good ...
    1. cniza
      cniza 11 November 2015 15: 12
      0
      Quote: 3
      Listen more to friends from the USA, you’ll be left without pants at all, and literally about 8 months ago they boasted that for them oil and $ 5 are good ...



      It is one thing to boast about, but when it was real it turned out well, not at all. A fireman there is not weak, he will burn many.
  5. bogart047
    bogart047 11 November 2015 14: 16
    0
    give them a loan or something to sell equipment ...
  6. Altona
    Altona 11 November 2015 14: 17
    +3
    According to the newspaper, the Emirates should have no special problems with weapons, since “the army is well equipped with new equipment purchased in recent years,” including Leclerc tanks, “which, according to a source in the French defense industry, The UAE is quite pretty. ”

    ----------------------------
    The tanks themselves will not fight. They need a competent and decisive crew to land.
  7. bad
    bad 11 November 2015 14: 18
    +2
    ..the Saudis themselves do not produce weapons .. they only buy .. if they run out of money, they’ll kirdyk .. they will draw the Merikos into their war, otherwise they will not survive ..
    1. Army soldier2
      Army soldier2 11 November 2015 14: 47
      +5
      Gennady, darling! The Saudis are in Saudi Arabia, and Prince Al Nahyan is a Bedouin from Dubai. These are different countries.
      You are commenting so hard on articles (93 comments in 8 days) that you don’t have time to read them wink
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  8. inferno_nv
    inferno_nv 11 November 2015 14: 19
    +5
    This war is for a long time! What did he think? What a war it is fast! A naive Arab boy, you will soon be a little shocked there, especially when the Yemeni guys start to beat and will hit hard!))) yes
    1. askort154
      askort154 11 November 2015 15: 04
      +2
      inferno_nv ..... This war is for a long time! What did he think? What a war it is fast! A naive Arab boy, you will soon be a little shocked there, especially when the Yemeni guys start to beat and will hit hard!)))

      He used to be in the UAE. The Arabs in the blood ponder, especially under the shower of petrodollars.
      The coolest fun, a trip to the desert for a few days, as they say, so as not to forget that they are children of the desert. Arrange camel racing there, racing in the coolest jeeps.
      Then they began to get involved in military equipment. They do nothing themselves. The lowest caste is a policeman. All service and working personnel are foreigners, mainly Indians and Malaysians. It’s hard for me to imagine an Arab (namely from the UAE) a tankman or infantryman. They go to the police to show off in shape, with arms and power. At their child’s birth, the state opens a bank account in it, and the amount is decent. I think they are no warriors.
      1. Mikhail Krapivin
        Mikhail Krapivin 11 November 2015 17: 08
        +1
        Yes, in this situation, which you have described, not a single Arab will want to hole his precious (literally) skin.
  9. roskot
    roskot 11 November 2015 14: 21
    +2
    Yemen conflict is "the first real war,

    A start has been made and an end will be. But not soon and may be the last war.
  10. Army soldier2
    Army soldier2 11 November 2015 14: 38
    +2
    Quote: The same Lech
    As the prince himself put it, “we need to wait for a more favorable situation, since the war in Yemen is very expensive for the Emirates.”


    Well, still .... there is no military industry of their own and they will not be able to wage a long war on petrodollars alone. It’s not a developed GERMANY whose capabilities to produce weapons are incommensurable.

    In general, the Saudis climb into a swamp in which there is no ford for them ... I thought they were smarter but I was mistaken to see.

    In fact, Saudis are called representatives of the ruling family in Saudi Arabia. And Crown Prince Al Nahyan is a citizen of the United Arab Emirates (this is a different country and a different monarchy). But, this is nonsense. The main comment is.
  11. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 11 November 2015 14: 43
    0
    The UAE has so relaxed on oil sales, the cost of which is the lowest in the world, which also relaxed the brain along the way. We got used to sitting under air conditioning But here you need not to produce enemies, but to make friends and moderate your ambitions.
  12. tiheros
    tiheros 11 November 2015 14: 46
    +8
    no matter how they scolded mattresses, we must still give them their due. They could not yet play the big war, well, okay, but
    1) dragged their richest "allies" into protracted conflicts (uae, sa)
    2) in Europe, they played the Russophobian card and, under this tune, rafted a bunch of expensive rubbish again to the RICHEST allies (which Norway alone is worth).
    And mind you, expensive toys are only caught up by rich solvent "allies", and old trash to all the Baltics and Ukraine, and again in debt, i.e. Not for free.
    as a result, the wealthy are pumped out all that is gained by excessive labor, and the beggars are driven into debt for rubbish, the utilization of which was worth a round sum. here are those and democracy. VPK works to its fullest, banks receive their percentage, generals in action, people on a patriotic wave. everything is just super.
    as here recently wrote on one branch? three slaves should work for one "democrat"?
    1. Mikhail Krapivin
      Mikhail Krapivin 11 November 2015 17: 09
      0
      Well, something, and these star-striped guys know how to count money and enslave others ...
  13. Simple russian
    Simple russian 11 November 2015 15: 11
    +2
    Does the UAE have armor from? From Russia CA, rumor has it, Iskander became interested. And after all, they will sell them these weapons, although they are enemies to us.
  14. Zomanus
    Zomanus 11 November 2015 15: 56
    0
    If the guys are worried about the small price of oil,
    let them interrupt the supply of ISIS-ovskaya oil.
    Well, or at least they will give us target designation.
    It is possible even through third parties, secretly ...
    Well, what about Yemen, so nefig was to climb to them.
    1. bubla5
      bubla5 11 November 2015 16: 30
      +2
      Yes, all our coordinates of the terminals in Syria and Iraq know, it’s just some kind of strange war, like the people of Syria and Iraq will come in handy later
  15. guzik007
    guzik007 11 November 2015 16: 28
    +2
    The war in Yemen, during which the UAE contingent has already lost 68 people ...

    A strange war, isn't it?
  16. Type 63
    Type 63 11 November 2015 17: 44
    +3
    I would like to see more materials about the events in Yemen
  17. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 11 November 2015 22: 10
    0
    With whom is the Shell in Yemen fighting, I wonder? Husits ​​have no aviation.
  18. wild
    wild 11 November 2015 22: 18
    0
    In addition to modern technology, you need to have normal soldiers, and from an Arab soldier like a bullet from shit.
  19. Weyland
    Weyland 11 November 2015 23: 26
    0
    It’s time to stick these gangsters! I wish the Yemenis success and good luck in this matter!
    CHSKh, in Yemen 35 centuries ago there was a high civilization, and 30 centuries ago in foreign policy they outplayed the Jews "in their own field", and no one anyhow: "And King Solomon gave the Queen of Sheba all that she desired and asked for, beyond what King Solomon gave her with his own hands. And she went back to her land, she and all her servants. "(3 Kings 10:13)
    As for the Emirates, 200 years ago, when there was no demand for oil, this region was called quite simply: "Pirate Beach"
  20. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 12 November 2015 00: 59
    0
    The French journalist about tanks Leslers could not express himself badly (even if we assume that the prince, when mentioning them, remembered the Almighty).
  21. Ze Kot
    Ze Kot 12 November 2015 13: 57
    0
    "French Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates Al Nahyan"

    What is it like ?