UAE denies role in Qatar hack
THE United Arab Emirates has denied it was behind a hack of Qatari websites that helped spark a diplomatic rift between Qatar and its neighbours.
UAE foreign minister Anwar Gargash rejected as untrue a story in The Washington Post that cited US officials saying the UAE had orchestrated the hack of Qatar’s state news agency.
The hack led to the posting of incendiary quotes, including a defence of Iran, attributed to Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The emir says the quotes were fabricated.