OO RUEHDE RUEHDH RUEHDIR
DE RUEHAD #0565 1581355
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 071355Z JUN 09
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2556
INFO RUEHZM/GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COLLECTIVE C O N F I D E N T I A L ABU DHABI 000565
FOR S AND S/SRAP HOLBROOKE
ALSO FOR NEA and NEA/ARP
E.O. 12958: 06/06/2019
SUBJECT: MOHAMMED BIN ZAYED ON PRESIDENT'S SPEECH
CLASSIFIED BY AMBASSADOR RICHARD G. OLSON FOR REASONS 1.4 B AND D.
1. (C) During a June 6 meeting with Special Representative for
Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince
Mohammed bin Zayed (MbZ) offered the following commentary on the
President's 4 June speech in Cairo.
-- He had expected an "excellent" speech, and the speech was better
than expected. It was an outstanding speech.
-- His only concern was that the President had raised the bar of
expectations, both for America and for the Middle East. He was not
so confident that the (Arab) Middle East would meet US expectations.
He was not at all confident that the Netanyahu government would meet
-- With regard to the Arab/Islamic world: ten percent of the
population favored working with the US, ten percent would never be
satisfied with the US; eighty percent were in the middle and "can be
won" and mobilized against the ten percent who were "spreading
-- MbZ expressed disappointment at the reaction of Amr Moussa, which
he characterized as "Good speech, but . . ." And similarly, if not
surprisingly, he was disappointed with the begrudging tone of
prominent Muslim Brotherhood cleric and Al Jazeera commentator Yusuf
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