UAE de­nies role in Qatar hack

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

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.

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