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UAE hacked Qatar govt sites to post false quotes linked to the emir: Report

Qatar said in late May that hackers had posted fake remarks, an explanation rejected by Gulf states

Reuters  |  Washington 

The United Arab Emirates arranged for Qatari government social media and news sites to be hacked in late May in order to post fiery but false quotes linked to Qatar's emir, prompting a diplomatic crisis, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing US. intelligence officials. The emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, had been quoted in May as praising Hamas and saying that Iran was an "Islamic power," the Post reported. In response, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting ...

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 12:11 IST
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