UAE Vets Workers for Ties to Tehran

[Wall Street Journal] Margaret Coker - The United Arab Emirates is tightening oversight of government workers and foreign residents because of concerns about the threat of infiltration by Iranian agents. The UAE, a federation of seven sheikdoms, is seeking to address what a government official calls a "significant" security worry: the possibility that Iranian-linked sleeper cells could sabotage critical sectors such as energy, banking and transportation. Over the summer, the UAE deported 44 Lebanese men and their families for suspected ties to Hizbullah.

2009-10-15 06:00:00

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