Three UAE based companies are buying and shipping oil from Venezuela, a Latin American country facing harsh US sanctions since June last year.
Following UAE's normalisation with Israel, the gulf state - in collusion with Egypt - are openly supporting the oppressive Syrian regime, banding against Turkey in northern Syria.
While some Arab countries like Algeria and Qatar strongly oppose any normalisations with Israel, others, like Saudi Arabia, are holding back their official position and treading cautiously.
Breaking truces is one of Haftar's latest ploys to remain relevant in the ongoing conflict. Except for the UAE, the warlord is fast becoming a spent force, according to regional experts.
Playing one country against the other and exploiting competing interests of regional powers, Haftar has done everything to keep the conflict running as a freeloader.
The corporation has the full backing of the US but Haftar attempts to use it as a bargaining chip to have the upper hand in political negotiations.
Amnesty International has warned that billions of dollars of arms the UAE receives from Western states end up in the hands of militias in Yemen who answer to no one.
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