The UAE foreign Ministry called false accusations to The Washington Post in the cyber attack on Qatar and provoking tension
UAE Minister of state for foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash called false allegations of the Washington Post that the United Arab Emirates has organized a cyber attack on government sites and the media of Qatar and issued a fabricated statement of the head of state provoked a scandal between the country and other States in the region.
“Information, The Washington Post is wrong – you will see how this story will blow over”, – quotes the Financial Times , the Minister at London think tank Chatham House.
It clarifies the BBC, Anwar Gargash also assured that the United Arab Emirates and five other Arab States had not appealed to FIFA to deprive Qatar of the right to participate in the world Cup in 2022, as previously reported, the fake website, similar to Swiss The The Local.
In his speech, the foreign Minister of the UAE confirmed that “tough measures” from the Persian Gulf countries have been called to the “awakening” of Qatar and had to convince the state to stop supporting extremism and terrorism. He recalled that Qatar is suspected of supporting groups linked to “al-Qaeda” in Syria and Libya, and owned by the Qatar media “is jihadist propaganda.”
According to Gargash, the Arab countries were not going to force Qatar to withdraw from the cooperation Council of the Gulf countries and only required to change its policy.
“Either we reach an agreement in which Qatar will change its line or Qatar will remain isolated and we will continue to build relationships otherwise,” the Minister concluded.
We will remind, the American edition, citing intelligence agencies reported that senior members of the government of the UAE on 23 may discussed the plan of a cyber attack. While not yet established, whether Arab Emirates related to cracking directly or by hired specialists from other countries.
UAE Ambassador in Washington, in comments the newspaper called these assumptions is false. “The truth is, how Qatar behaves. Funding and support of extremists, encouraging violence and radicalization, intervention in the internal Affairs of its neighbors”, – said the diplomat.
The representative of Embassy of Qatar in USA, in turn, reminded of the statement made by his government last month. The authorities then expressed confidence that the burglary was undertaken with the assistance of iPhone smartphones, was in countries that had diplomatic blockade of Qatar.
We will remind, in may of this year, several news agencies of Qatar has published the speech of the Emir of the country, Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, in which he expressed his support for Iran and Hamas, and also admitted that Donald trump will leave the post of President of the United States prematurely.
It is noteworthy that just a week before that the Kingdom has condemned Iran over the country’s hostile policy and threatened an adequate response. Some time later, Qatar’s foreign Ministry announced that the media published the statement of the Emir, was hacked, and the contents of the speech was falsified.
A few days later, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya’s interim government, the Republic of Maldives and Republic of Mauritius announced the rupture of diplomatic relations with Qatar because of the support of the Emirate of terrorism, extremist ideology hostile policy and intervention in the Affairs of Arab States.
CNN, citing us officials reported that, according to US intelligence, the Qatari media hacked by Russian hackers. Moscow rejected the accusations.