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Yearbook 2001

United Arab Emirates. At the time of the September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, the United Arab Emirates, along with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, were alone in having diplomatic relations with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Ten days after the terrorist attacks, the United Arab Emirates became the first of the three countries to break relations. The United Arab Emirates government also promised to cooperate with the United States in the fight against terrorism.

2001 United Arab Emirates

According to Countryaah, one citizen of the United Arab Emirates was included on the list published by the United States of those suspected of perpetrating the terrorist act. The suicides were also reported to have received money from accounts in the Emirate of Dubai.

In early November, the Government presented a new bill that would strengthen the authorities' control over money transactions. At the same time, the authorities froze financial assets belonging to 62 organizations that the United States has accused of sponsoring terrorist activities.

Qatar and the United Arab Emirates agreed in March to cooperate in the extraction of natural gas from Qatar's giant northern gas field. The gas will be directed to Adu Dhabi, the richest of the United Emirates, to be refined there. The agreement was the first of its kind between two members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

In August, the US Congress noted that the United Arab Emirates was the country that bought the most weapons in the world in 2000. The explanation was an order of US F-16 planes worth several billion dollars.

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