Excluding the Arab League: The Development Policy
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We have concluded from our previous talks that the Arab liberation struggle in the Gulf is facing a conspiracy which it is the duty of every Arab to know. […] Britain has concluded alliances with a number of new colonialist powers and large economic monopolies, in particular the great oil monopolies. She has also made an alliance with Iran. The object of all this is to confront the Arab demand for freedom, independence and unity in the Arab Gulf region.2
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- 21.The Trucial States Council, which had been founded following a British initiative in 1952, was a regular meeting of all seven rulers of the Trucial States, chaired by the political agent in Dubai. Even though it was merely a consultative body with no executive powers, the rulers could issue joint decisions in the form of resolutions. See Fatma Al-Sayegh, ‘International Relations and the Formation of the UAE’, Journal of Social Affairs, Vol. 21, No. 84, Winter 2004, pp. 43–60Google Scholar