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UAE FM warns Qatar is 'undermining' GCC allies

17 July 2017, 05:20 | Rufus Hill

UAE FM warns Qatar is 'undermining' GCC allies

We need international monitoring on Qatar: Gargash

The hacked reports said Qatar's emir called Iran an "Islamic power", and heaped praise on Palestine's Hamas organization, among other controversial claims.

Qatar says the United Arab Emirates' alleged hacking of Qatari state broadcaster Al Jazeera is a violation of global law.

However, Yousef al-Otaiba, the UAE ambassador to the United States, has rubbished the report as false, claiming that the UAE had no role in the hacking of Qatar websites. The US Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) declined to comment, according to the newspaper.

It was unclear whether the UAE carried out the hacks itself or had contracted to have them done, the Post said.

"What is true is Qatar's behaviour".

The Washington Post cited USA intelligence officials as saying the UAE had orchestrated the posting of incendiary quotes attributed to Qatar's emir that he insisted were fabricated.

Dr Ebtisam Al Kitbi, chairwoman of Emirates Policy Centre, questioned the credibility of the report published by the Washington Post and slammed it as "mere fabrications". Funding, supporting, and enabling extremists from the Taliban to Hamas and Gaddafi.

The diplomatic crisis caused by the cyberattack has reportedly brought to the fore a long-drawn out feud between the Gulf monarchies, which last erupted when the UAE and Bahrain accused Qatar of providing a safe haven to their political dissidents and funding terrorists. "Inciting violence, encouraging radicalization, and undermining the stability of its neighbors", the statement said. But it has denied aiding jihadist groups linked to al-Qaeda or so-called Islamic State (IS). His visit had yielded little except for a bilateral agreement between the USA and Qatar to fight "terrorism".

A banner aired on CNN bluntly stated that "Russians planted false story behind new Mideast crisis", citing sources.

Putin discussed the crisis with a number of Gulf leaders in a series of phone calls, underlining that it should be resolved through diplomatic means.

The first on the list of 13 sweeping demands that the Gulf states and Egypt placed before Qatar in the form of ultimatum is a complete severing of ties of Iran.

Speaking at a forum in London, Anwar Gargash also said the UAE would not escalate its boycott by asking companies to choose between doing business with it or with Qatar.



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