Washington Post accused of Abu Dhabi in the hacking attack on news Agency of Qatar
United Arab Emirates denied reports by the Washington Post, which claimed that the country may have attempted hacking of state news and social networks of Qatar, the incident that sparked the worst diplomatic crisis in the region for decades.
Saudi Arabia and its allies - the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and has led a group of Muslim States to reduce ties with Doha. It happened after the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani was quoted on the Internet, calling Iran - a key rival of Saudi Arabia - Islamic powers and characterize Qatari relations with Israel as good.
Qatar supported that its Emir never made the comments and quotes that were exposed by hackers. Minister of state for foreign Affairs of the UAE Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash said on Monday that the Washington Post report was false.
The UAE Embassy in Washington on Monday sent a series of tweets citing its Ambassador Yousef al Otaiba, denying the Washington Post report, which was published in Sunday, and, according to this article, was based on information provided by unnamed US intelligence officials.
Us prosecutors in June said that believe that Russian hackers broke Qatari sites and found false information and quotes. American investigators working in Doha, to help the government of Qatar to investigate the alleged hacking, according to Qatar and officials of the U.S. government.