The always entertaining and informative Royalty in the News blog has a Dec. 2 post titled, “Dubai Sheikh Lashes Out Over Debt Crisis.” The following is an excerpt:
Speaking in an e-mailed statement, the Sheikh, who is also prime minister and vice-president of the United Arab Emirates, said “The media hype is exaggerated and will not hurt our perseverance. Dubai World is independent from the [UAE]government.”
“We are strong and persistent,” he added. “It is the fruit-bearing tree that becomes the target of [stone] throwers.”
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