'Unequivocal proof:' Qatar accuses UAE of hacking its media following WaPo report

'Unequivocal proof:' Qatar accuses UAE of hacking its media following WaPo report

'Unequivocal proof:' Qatar accuses UAE of hacking its media following WaPo report

The Swiss website The Local reported that Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt had collectively written to FIFA asking it to remove Qatar as hosts under Article 85 of the FIFA Code, which allows for such action in the case of emergency.

While there is similarly no verifiable proof in the Sunday report by Washington Post, it also cites a recent leak of the UAE's ambassador's emails, released by the GlobalLeaks hacking group.

The report said that information accessed by USA intelligence officials has confirmed that senior members of the UAE government had discussed the plan and its implementation.

Senior UAE powers are said to have instigated the campaign against Doha, which saw incendiary statements attributed to Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani posted on Qatar's new agency websites and social media in May, the sources told United States media. It remains unclear whether the UAE carried out the hacks itself or hired an outside contractor, USA intelligence officials told WaPo.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, during a joint press conference held in Jeddah with the French foreign minister, Jubeir said that he hoped that the crisis would be resolved within the Gulf countries, and for Qatar to have the wisdom to respond to the demands of the worldwide community, not just the four countries.

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This new report signals an apparent change of tune by the United States media, as its earlier reports in June claimed that "Russian hackers" were allegedly to blame for the hack. Funding, supporting, and enabling extremists from the Taliban to Hamas and Gadhafi.

France has called for a swift lifting of sanctions that target Qatari nationals in an effort to ease a month-long rift between the Gulf country and a Saudi Arabia-led group.

"We are after a change of behaviour", Mr Gargash said.

Hishammuddin, who is representing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is scheduled to meet with the leaders of Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

These concerns have been present ever since Qatar secured the rights to host the event in late 2010, and have grown in magnitude as Federation Internationale de Football Association became increasingly embroiled in corruption scandals over the past six or seven years.

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Qatar said in June it had proof that the recent hacking of its state-run news agency and government social media accounts was linked to countries that have recently cut ties with it.

"But the issue is that we are being hurt, and the world is being hurt, by a state that has $300bn (£230bn) and is the main sponsor of this jihadist agenda". "Inciting violence, encouraging radicalisation and undermining the stability of its neighbours".

A US State Department spokesperson said on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's return from the region over the weekend that no party was expecting a "near-term resolution" to the row.

Le Drian agreed that "solving this crisis should be done by the Gulf countries themselves", reiterating Paris' support for the Kuwaiti mediation.

Qatar hosts al-Udeid Air Base, the largest US military installation in the Middle East and hub for USA -led operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

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