Omani Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said congratulated the President of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan – who has disappeared from public view since 2014 – on the occasion of the success of the Hope Probe in reaching the orbit of Mars.
This came in a telegram sent by Sultan Haitham to his Emirati counterpart.
His Majesty the Sultan # Haitham_Ben_Tariq The Almighty – may God preserve and protect him – sends a congratulatory telegram to his brother His Highness the Sheikh # Khalifa_Ben_Zayed Al Nahyan is the head of state #UAE United Arab Emirates on the occasion of the success of the Hope Probe to reach the orbit of Mars. pic.twitter.com/bqBLtNB1wq
– Oman News Agency (@OmanNewsAgency) February 10, 2021
Where the Sultan of Oman, Khalifa bin Zayed, congratulated the success of the probe flight. Which was launched by the UAE in achieving its first goals to reach the orbit of Mars. In the first Arab flight to space.
For its part, the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Abu Dhabi also congratulated the UAE on the arrival of the Hope probe to Mars.
And she wrote through his official account on Twitter: “The embassy is honored to send the most sincere congratulations and congratulations to the brothers in the leadership and Prime Time Zone of the United Arab Emirates. With the historic achievement that the Hope Probe reached its orbit around Mars.
The embassy has the honor to extend the sincere congratulations and congratulations to the brothers in the United Arab Emirates, the leadership and the Prime Time Zone, for the historic achievement that was achieved by the arrival of the Hope Probe to its orbit around Mars, which is a new important milestone in its record of achievements with its ambitious national cadres in the space sector. Congratulations to the Arabs for this historic achievement. pic.twitter.com/drzN097fdE
Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman – Abu Dhabi (@OmanEmb_Ad) February 9, 2021
And she continued: “Which is an important new milestone in the record of its achievements with its ambitious national cadres in the space sector. Congratulations to the Arabs for this historic achievement.”
Emirati Hope Probe
The Emirati Al-Amal probe, which launched from Earth seven months ago, had reached orbit around the planet, becoming the Emirates. The fifth space-faring country for this mission, after the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe and India.
Emirates scientists can now study the planet’s atmosphere.
— Hope Mars Mission (@HopeMarsMission) February 9, 2021
The probe carries three instruments that will monitor, among other targets, how neutral atoms of hydrogen and oxygen, remnants of abundant water from Mars, spill into space.
The probe was moving at more than 120,000 kilometers per hour, and needed to fire the braking motors for up to 27 minutes. To make sure it was captured by the planet’s gravity.
With the success of the Hope Probe, scientists can start a scientific mission aimed at studying the climate of Mars.
Excitement and excitement
The past days had witnessed a state of great enthusiasm for the Hope Probe and its message, and the UAE lit up public monuments, buildings and heritage sites. In the country in red.
Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest man-made building on earth, also began to count down to the most important moment on Tuesday.
a critical stage
For his part, Imran Sharaf, Director of the Emirates Project for Mars Exploration, said earlier: “We are entering a very critical phase. It is basically a stage that determines whether we will reach Mars or not, and whether we are able to conduct our science or not. ”
The Hope Probe mission is the first of three missions to reach Mars this month.
With him is the Chinese probe, Tianwen 1, which will reach orbit on Wednesday, while the Americans will arrive on the 18th of the same month with another helicopter.
As for the Hope Probe, everything was set to maneuver into orbit on Tuesday.
Over the past two months, engineers have reduced the spacecraft’s trajectory so that it reaches the planet at exactly the right moment, in space and time, to begin braking.
Khalifa bin Zayed
It is noteworthy that the Emirati President, Khalifa bin Zayed, is not present in the Emirati scene except on occasional appearances. Some pictures and the issuance of official decrees that are carried out by orders of Mohammed bin Zayed, the de facto ruler of the state.
Mohammed bin Zayed adopts the strategy of ruling the Emirates indirectly and behind the name of his half-brother. Which for years has been a pictorial front for the ruling regime
In November of 2019, the Supreme Council of the UAE Federation re-elected Khalifa as the President of the UAE for a fourth term.
Khalifa has held the position of President of the UAE for 15 years, as he was first elected by the Supreme Council of the Federation, on November 3, 2004, following the death of his father, founder of the UAE, Zayed Al Nahyan.
Mohammed bin Zayed is the de facto ruler of the Emirates
Mohammed bin Zayed strengthens his grip on power through the announcement of the extension of his older brother, Khalifa for a fourth term. Although the latter practically passed a patient years ago. It is long and appears very rarely.
Mohammed bin Zayed uses his sick brother as a propaganda front and for official announcements only on occasions.
While he is the de facto ruler of the UAE and strengthens his grip on power for years, by increasing the influence of those close to him.
Mohammed bin Zayed combines several positions and controls the political and military spheres, and concentrates power in five close associates of him: Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Tahnoon bin Zayed, the current National Security Adviser, and Mansour bin Zayed, the holder of the family’s financial portfolio, in addition to Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
Al Nahyan fortune
The net worth of the Al Nahyan family in the Emirates was estimated at $ 150 billion. Mohammed bin Zayed also controls the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the second largest wealth fund in the world. Which has assets estimated at 773 billion dollars, and it controls 6% of the oil in the world.
The UAE’s position in the International Democracy Index reveals its reality as an authoritarian state, as it ranks 147 out of 167 countries on the lists of authoritarian countries.
This comes due to the UAE’s practices of repression, abuse and violation of human rights and its international charters.
Under the criterion of “the electoral process and pluralism”, the state scored 0 out of 10, and in political participation a score of 2.2, and civil liberties scored 2.65 out of 10.
The UAE prohibits its citizens from participating in political, administrative and service decision-making, prohibits any public criticism, and punishes opponents with imprisonment and enforced disappearance.
It also arrests dozens of members of the “Call for Reform” association for calling for democracy, in addition to dozens of human rights activists and bloggers. The United Nations describes the UAE as pursuing arbitrary detention of any dissident.
Note that the UAE ranks 128 out of 180 in the Reporters Without Borders international classification, which reflects the poor reality of press freedom in it.
Since Mohammed bin Zayed came to power, the man has the confidence of the United States of America and has close relations with Russia and Israel, and they describe him as a close ally.
His brothers turned him from a dignified old man to a madman with a suspicious injection
Last January, the prominent international lawyer, Dr. Mahmoud Refaat, called for an international investigation to be opened into what the brothers of the absent UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed did.
“Rifaat” said in a tweet that “Watan” monitored at the time that Khalifa bin Zayed turned him from his brothers from a revered sheikh to a lunatic and mentally ill after they injected him with a drug. He suffered mental damage, even though all the atrocities were issued in his name and signature while he was robbed of his will.
The prominent lawyer added: An investigation must be opened in this file internationally, for the right of a vulnerable person now and his family and as a gateway to stop the shedding of Arab blood.
Khalifa bin Zayed, the absent 70-year-old president of the UAE, has not appeared in public since it was announced that he had undergone surgery following a stroke. On January 24, 2014, only rare times.
Since then, Khalifa bin Zayed has continued to issue decrees, entrusting matters to his half-brother, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
His last appearance, which has become rare since his brother Mohammed bin Zayed seized power in 2014, was his announcement that his brother Khalifa, who became a figurehead ruler, was facing a health crisis. Last month, he went out to declare the importance of normalization with the occupation and praise this step.
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