A report by the United Kingdom into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood has been delayed by two weeks, with many speculating that the report's findings could result in diplomatic tensions with British allies in the Gulf.
The UK government is facing a diplomatic furore amid claims that an upcoming report into Muslim Brotherhood activites is set to find the group INNOCENT of any wrongdoing.
UK PM David Cameron asked the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Sir John Jenkins, to conduct a probe into whether the Brotherhood should be classified as a terrorist organisation.
The investigation came following severe pressure from British allies in the Gulf, such as the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, both of whom have already banned the organisation.
However Whitehall sources told The Financial Times that the report has since found that the group should not be labelled a terrorist organisation, and in fact has found little evidence that its members are involved in terrorist activities.
It is now thought that the government has decided to delay the publication of the report by two weeks in a bid to solve any diplomatic fall-out from the dossier's controversial results.
One senior insider told the well-respected international daily: “Sir John will say that the Brotherhood is not a terrorist organisation. The Saudis and Emiratis will then be very upset with us.”
Meanwhile another UK Foreign Office official claimed that the Abu Dhabi royal family, the al-Nahyan, have been particularly vociferous about the dangers posed by the Brotherhood ahead of the result.
The source said: “They complain that their countrymen do not feel safe in London with Brotherhood people walking around. The pressure has been quite sharp.”
A UK Government spokeswoman said: "The review into the Muslim Brotherhood hasn't been delayed. The main findings were completed by July, as per the Prime Minister's request, and work is now underway across government to consider the implications of these findings,"