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UAE hacked Qatar government websites

17 July 2017, 05:17 | Erica Roy

UAE hacked Qatar government websites

UAE hacked Qatar government websites

The cyber attack of the systems of Qatar's state news agency in early June was reportedly organized by the UAE, the Washington Post reported on July 16 citing American intelligence officials. It quoted him praising Hamas and Iran - ideological foes of other members of the Gulf Co-operation Council.

The US intelligence officials told the Washington Post it was unclear whether the UAE authorities had hacked the Qatar News Agency itself or paid a third party to do it.

Putin discussed the crisis with a number of Gulf leaders in a series of phone calls, underlining that it should be resolved through diplomatic means.

What is true is Qatar's behavior.

The Post reported that United States intelligence officials learned last week of newly analysed information that showed that top UAE government officials discussed the planned hacks on May 23, the day before they occurred.

"We need to be certain that Qatar, a state with $300bn in reserves, is no longer an official or unofficial sponsor of jihadist and terrorist causes", he said in prepared remarks to be delivered today.


President Trump, who had been working to foster better relations with the Saudis, blasted Qatar in June calling the country "a funder of terrorism."

The UAE's envoy to the US, Yousef al-Otaiba, reacted to the post by saying the article was "false" and the country "had no role whatsoever in the alleged hacking described" there. "Inciting violence, encouraging radicalization, and undermining the stability of its neighbors", he said in the statement.

According to the Washington Post, the UAE had arranged hacking of Qatar's news and social media channels with fiery posts and false statements to discredit the former's emir in May.

The four Arab states accuse Qatar of ties to Iran and of funding Islamist extremist groups. Global allies such as the United States are anxious that the row could affect coalition counter-terrorism efforts against Isis.

Talks aimed at resolving the deepening rift, mediated by Kuwait, have so far been unfruitful.

The agreement between Doha and Washington was signed during USA secretary of state Rex Tillerson's four-day mediation mission to try and end the rift between Qatar and its neighbours, now in its second month. Staunchly defending its innocence against the allegations from the onset of the crisis, Qatar claimed the demands were deliberately created to be impossible for it to meet and rejected them, causing the current stalemate in negotiations.



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