WP said, who organized the cyber attack on Qatari media

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Hacker attack on state news Agency of Qatar, which provoked the crisis in the region, was organized by the United Arab Emirates, writes the Washington Post, citing officials in the us intelligence community.

The conflict between Qatar and its neighbors in the region occurred a week after the summit, the Gulf countries and the United States in Riyadh, when the Qatari news Agency published a speech on behalf of the Emir of the country in support of building a dialogue with Iran.

The publication notes that the staff of the American intelligence community has analyzed the information and confirmed that high-ranking members of the UAE government discussed 23 may plan cyber-attacks and its implementation.

The attack itself was carried out on 24 may, the newspaper said. However, not established whether she was held by the United Arab Emirates or they turned to the other side, officials note.

Previously the foreign Ministry of Qatar said that some middle Eastern countries involved in the cyber attack, while in the foreign vedomstva did not specify which countries in question.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt at the beginning of June broke dip with Doha and stopped with Qatar contacts, accusing him of supporting terrorism and interference in their internal Affairs. The decision was later joined by several other States. Kuwait to mediate in resolving the conflict.

Later, the Arab countries had issued an ultimatum to Qatar,by which Doha was required within ten days to fulfill 13 demands, including the closure of Turkish military bases in Qatar, the decline of military and diplomatic contacts with Tehran, the closure of the television network «al Jazeera», and some others.

Doha official rejected the accusations and said that the requirements cannot be met, but also violate the sovereignty of Qatar.


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