DUBAI - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has rebuffed claims carried by Egyptian media that it was behind a plot against the Egypt's leadership, saying they were "fabricated", state news agency WAM reported.

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to discuss the claims aimed "to damage the interests of the two countries and their historic and special relationship", WAM said late on Monday.

Sheikh Abdullah called on the Egyptian government "to follow up on these unfounded and slanderous fabrications", WAM said.

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