Qais Al-Khazali attacks bin Zayed and confirms: UAE is holding Iraqi politician Izzat Shabandar

BAGHDAD, Secretary General of Asaib Ahl al-Haq Qais al-Khazali stressed the UAE Authorities have detained the Iraqi politician Ezzat Shabandar, while launching a scathing attack on Mohammed bin Zayed.

"Mohammed bin Zayed's detention of Iraqi politician Ezzat Shabandar is similar to what Mohammed bin Salman did to detain Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri," Al-Khazali said in a tweet.

"But the fool missed that the UAE is not Saudi Arabia, and Iraq is not Lebanon," Al-Khazali said.

An informed source, who declined to be named, confirmed today, "I have received information confirming the news of the UAE's detention of independent politician Izzat Shabandar for a fifth day in a Dubai hotel and withdrawing his passport, and then forced him today to publish a tweet denying the news, in the manner of Mohammed bin Salman with Al-Hariri.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency