“United arab Emirates were behind hacks on web sites government of Qatar

“United arab Emirates were behind hacks on web sites government of Qatar

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The United Arab Emirates, behind hacks on websites and social media channels of the Qatari government with the intention of making incendiary and false statements, attributed to the Qatari emir al-Thani. His quotes were at the beginning of June the rise of the Arab diplomatic crisis with Qatar.

Reports that the American newspaper The Washington Post on the basis of sources within the American intelligence services.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Libya broke on June 5, unexpectedly all diplomatic relations with neighboring Qatar. Also, immediately all the Qatari media, including the news channel Al Jazeera are blocked. The countries accused Qatar of its relationships with terrorist groups and the region to destabilize.

Reason was an interview with Al Thani, in which he said that “Iran cannot be ignored as an islamic superpower”. It would also, he said, have been expressed in Saudi Arabia. Qatar denied that the emir had said this and said at the time, also a hack.


According to The Washington Post shows from an analysis of information gathered by the American intelligence that senior members within the government of the UAE on 23 may discussed the plan of the hacks and the implementation.

Inlichtingenmedewerkers would the newspaper have told that it is still unclear whether the UAE the hacks has performed itself or has it done by a contracted.

The hacks would be on the 24th of may have occurred, shortly after the visit of the American president Donald Trump of Saudi Arabia.


The ambassador of the UAE in the United States, considers the story of The Washington Post as “false”. “The UAE had no role in the alleged hacks such as those described in the article,” he says in a comment in the newspaper.

See also:
An overview of the Arab diplomatic crisis with Qatar

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