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

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 11 November 2015 14: 08 New
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    This is just the beginning ...
    1. Prapor-527 11 November 2015 14: 34 New
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      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 11 November 2015 15: 05 New
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        Do not let the winning broadcast. Saudis have been living in positive territory for a hundred years, business all over the world. what debt do they have at the IMF? close to zero, Japan has 400% of GDP. For another 30 years, the Saudis will be able to stay afloat in this scenario. The only question is that things in the region with the advent of our forces are changing and that’s why it is worth considering the situation, and not with wallets that are losing weight or vice versa. Money can disappear in 5 years in the country’s minus, or it can grow at times in 5 years and the budget grows at times, as they say in the classic "Honey is such a stock, it seems to be there and it isn’t there right away" They’re afraid of losing the feeder, but nobody doesn't count on such a scale.
        1. Prapor-527 11 November 2015 15: 18 New
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          Quote: iliya87
          Do not let the winning broadcast. Saudis have been living in positive territory for a hundred years, business all over the world. what debt do they have at the IMF? close to zero, Japan has 400% of GDP. For another 30 years, the Saudis will be able to stay afloat in this scenario. The only question is that things in the region with the advent of our forces are changing and that’s why it is worth considering the situation, and not with wallets that are losing weight or vice versa. Money can disappear in 5 years in the country’s minus, or it can grow at times in 5 years and the budget grows at times, as they say in the classic "Honey is such a stock, it seems to be there and it isn’t there right away" They’re afraid of losing the feeder, but nobody doesn't count on such a scale.

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

            The audience, they invested all the loot in the “Arab spring”, and it failed because of Syria, if everything had worked out, then the percentage of profit would have reached tens of thousands, however, Syria with promising oil and gas pipelines bye-bye, Egypt with the Suez Canal by- bye, Iraq with wells bye bye. Yemen had a plan for them ... however, the other front failed, there was no interest and the contribution evaporated. Oil prices themselves keep Russia up for an economic blow, and they themselves depend more on it, the situation is stalemate and the bubble will burst soon, plus the Arabian subsoil is depleted initially, the light oil has completely dried up, which is why they were in a hurry to hit the competitors, 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 reserves that simply disappear there, and in the future bang and privatize Iran, but ... Volodyatintal ...
        2. VP
          VP 11 November 2015 15: 28 New
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          Does Japan have an IMF debt of 400% of GDP?
        3. Vyacheslav 64 11 November 2015 15: 49 New
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          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 New
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        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 New
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    "Will it still be, oh-oh-oh!"
  3. Same lech 11 November 2015 14: 11 New
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    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 11 November 2015 14: 18 New
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      If you are spreading ammunition, petrodollars will quickly end. The French are all about themselves ah ah ah froze the purchase of "rafals"
      1. avt
        avt 11 November 2015 15: 26 New
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        Quote: Kil 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 11 November 2015 17: 45 New
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          avt "these men in skirts will let them crawl so much that they don’t seem enough - they will insert a skia enema with gramophone needles on them."
          Be sure to insert while lazily chewing cat.))))
    2. Altona 11 November 2015 14: 19 New
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      Quote: The same Lech
      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.

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      They were always stupid. True, ours are no better, too, puffed up "why do it if you can buy." And then such an ambush turns out to be ...
    3. 70BSN 11 November 2015 14: 36 New
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      There are no particularly smart ..... especially for terrorists lol
      1. kil 31 11 November 2015 14: 47 New
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        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 11 November 2015 15: 01 New
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          Quote: Kil 31
          Where is allah akbar?

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

          Most likely it is yes
      2. Alex Nick 11 November 2015 14: 56 New
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        Are they offended, or what? And nobody remembers Allah, but after all it is necessary already.
      3. PAM
        PAM 11 November 2015 15: 53 New
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        as there is a song sung- "if in the tower fuck, then that fuck, that is not fuck" laughing
      4. Mikhail Krapivin 11 November 2015 17: 04 New
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        Sincerely! I wonder what he said last?
      5. hrych 11 November 2015 18: 44 New
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        What a charming jihadist he was, and how fluently he spoke ...
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      7. mitrich 11 November 2015 19: 20 New
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        Grade video! The second “beauty” after the video, where it also covers barmaley, scorching from a jeep, with a spacecraft machine gun on the Syrian Air Force or the Russian Federation. good I wonder what covered? If a bomb, a little expensive for one nits.
      8. Bradypodidae 11 November 2015 22: 38 New
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        That would be so according to Yatsenyuk when he next time will star.
  4. 3 Gorynych 11 November 2015 14: 14 New
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    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 11 November 2015 15: 12 New
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      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 11 November 2015 14: 16 New
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    give them a loan or something to sell equipment ...
  6. Altona 11 November 2015 14: 17 New
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    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. ”

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    The tanks themselves will not fight. They need a competent and decisive crew to land.
  7. bad
    bad 11 November 2015 14: 18 New
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    ..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 11 November 2015 14: 47 New
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      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 11 November 2015 14: 19 New
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    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 11 November 2015 15: 04 New
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      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 11 November 2015 17: 08 New
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        Yes, in this situation, which you have described, not a single Arab will want to hole his precious (literally) skin.
  9. roskot 11 November 2015 14: 21 New
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    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 11 November 2015 14: 38 New
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    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 11 November 2015 14: 43 New
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    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 11 November 2015 14: 46 New
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    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 into the protracted conflicts their richest "allies" (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).
    moreover, note that expensive toys are sucked in only by rich, solvent "allies", and to all the Baltic states and Ukraine there is old trash, and again on credit, 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 11 November 2015 17: 09 New
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      Well, something, and these star-striped guys know how to count money and enslave others ...
  13. Simple russian 11 November 2015 15: 11 New
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    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 11 November 2015 15: 56 New
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    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 11 November 2015 16: 30 New
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      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 11 November 2015 16: 28 New
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    The war in Yemen, during which the UAE contingent has already lost 68 people ...

    A strange war, isn't it?
  16. Type 63 11 November 2015 17: 44 New
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    I would like to see more materials about the events in Yemen
  17. Zaurbek 11 November 2015 22: 10 New
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    With whom is the Shell in Yemen fighting, I wonder? Husits ​​have no aviation.
  18. wild 11 November 2015 22: 18 New
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    In addition to modern technology, you need to have normal soldiers, and from an Arab soldier like a bullet from shit.
  19. Weyland 11 November 2015 23: 26 New
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    It’s time to stick these gangsters! I wish the Yemenis success and good luck in this matter!
    CSH, in Yemen 35 centuries ago there was a high civilization, and 30 centuries ago they replayed Jews in foreign policy “in their own field”, and not anyhow:And King Solomon gave the Queen of Sheba all that she desired and asked for, besides 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, even 200 years ago, when there was no demand for oil, this region was called very unpretentiously: "Pirate Beach"
  20. Sergey-8848 12 November 2015 00: 59 New
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    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 12 November 2015 13: 57 New
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    "French Crown Prince of the UAE Al Nahyan"

    What is it like ?