The Washington Post: U.S. no longer blame the Russian hackers in the Qatari crisis. The conflict was planned UAE
United Arab Emirates (UAE) 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, according to the newspaper The Washington Post , citing sources in American intelligence. Earlier, the US was accused of hacking Russian hackers.
As found by the intelligence agencies, senior members of the government of the UAE on 23 may discussed the plan of a cyber attack and thought through as planned will be implemented. While not yet established, whether Arab Emirates related to cracking directly or by hired specialists from other countries.
UAE Ambassador in Washington, commenting on this information, stated that it 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 in an interview with the publication.
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.
At the end of June the Minister of foreign Affairs of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said that “it was not the Russian hackers“. According to him, to such conclusion came the FBI, which also investigated the cyber attack. This hacking can stand some middle Eastern States, announced a boycott of Qatar, and now they are preparing a court case, said al-Thani.