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UAE foreign ministry in talks with EU about Dubai murder

The Dubai Police has released details of 11 suspects, all of whom had forged passports originally belonging to European citizens.

February 21, 2010 11:22 by



The UAE foreign ministry has said that it is seeking cooperation with European countries in the ongoing investigation of the murder of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai. Earlier, the Dubai Police had released details of 11 suspects, all of whom had forged passports originally belonging to European citizens.

“The UAE is deeply concerned by the fact that passports of close allies, whose nationals currently enjoy preferential visa waivers, were illegally used to commit this crime,” the ministry said in a statement on official news agency WAM.

“The abuse of passports poses a global threat, affecting both countries’ national security as well as the personal security of travelers,” UAE foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan said in the statement.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stressed the importance of these countries continuing intensive investigation and cooperation with the UAE until the culprits behind this crime are brought to justice,” the statement added.



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