The Washington Post reported Sunday that us officials believe the United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of Qatari news sites in May, posting false quotes by the country's leader that set off the Gulf region's most serious diplomatic crisis in years.
The fabricated stories were all attributed to Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
But Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting terrorism, and the proposed deal has been put on hold, the sources said.
Qatar News Agency hack led to a major regional upheaval, straining Qatar's relations with its neighbours.
Qatar says UAE's involvement in the hacking of the Qatar news agency is a violation of global law.
Anwar Gargash, the UAE state minister for foreign affairs, warned Qatar "cannot be part of a regional organisation dedicated to strengthening mutual security and furthering mutual interest and at the same time undermine that security".
'What is true is Qatar's behavior.
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The CBO was widely expected to release the report Monday, and it is now unclear when that assessment will come out. The GOP, which holds 52 seats in the Senate, had already seen two defections and could not afford a third.
"The UAE had no role whatsoever in the alleged hacking described in the article", the statement said.
He again suggested the structure of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the six-member defence and trading bloc, is not sustainable and denied reports that the UAE had threatened Federation Internationale de Football Association over continuing to allow Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup. "But we can not have a member who is undermining us and supporting extremism", he said. The three-month Qatar interbank offered rate has jumped more than 50 basis points since early June. "Inciting violence, encouraging radicalization, and undermining the stability of its neighbors".
Abu Dhabi denied the accusation, with its Washington envoy calling the Post story "false" in a statement.
Its officials categorically denied having any involvement in the hack on Sunday.
Qatar rejected the demands, insisting that the list was so draconian that it was created to be turned down.
With US spy agencies now apparently briefing against them, Qatar's antagonists may conclude US sympathy for their position is rapidly dwindling. Kuwait has been serving as a mediator in trying to resolve the current Gulf crisis.
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