Claudia Schwartz, The Jerusalem Post | September 10, 2008
Dubai seems to be caught between a rock and a hard place: Iran and the US. ++ Recently Dubai has served as a critical trading partner allowing Iran to circumnavigate sanctions imposed by the US. ++ Dubai re-exports many goods it receives from the US to Iran, including computer circuitry that was used in IEDs in Iraq against American forces. ++ With Iran refusing to halt its nuclear program, Dubai has to walk a fine line between a booming economic relationship with potentially aggressive Iran, and the US, who may ultimately sanction Dubai itself.