The cyber attack took place on 24 May and included false reports that the emir had described Iran as an "Islamic power", and had praised Islamist fundamentalist terror group Hamas. The hack also involved the planting of damning false stories about Qatar's emir.
Still, four Arab states - the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain - cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar and issued a list of 13 demands. He said that the story "will die" in the next few days. The Emirati ambassador to the United States, Yousef al-Otaiba, was also quick to deny the report.
USA intelligence agencies confirmed in May that the UAE government discussed a plan to breach Qatar government websites, according to the Post.
The newspaper report, published online Sunday evening, cited unnamed US intelligence officials.
The Washington Post newspaper is reporting that new intelligence reveals the UAE government meeting to discuss the hacking plot and its execution on 23 May. Such statements are at odds with the prevailing sentiment in the Gulf. "We either reach an agreement and Qatar's behaviour changes, or Qatar makes its own bed and they can move on and we can move with a new relationship".
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It described the alleged hacking as a violation of worldwide law and of agreements between the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - the regional trade and security group - as well as collective agreements with the Arab League, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the United Nations. Funding, supporting, and enabling extremists from the Taliban to Hamas and Qadafi.
Gargash's speech in London appeared to question Qatar's future in the GCC.
"We need to be certain that Qatar, a state with $300 billion in reserves, is no longer an official or unofficial sponsor of jihadist and terrorist causes", he said, giving no further detail on the proposed monitoring.
"You can not be both our friend and a friend of al-Qaeda".
Qatar - which shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia - has rejected accusations it supports terrorism, calling them "unjustified" and "baseless". The states later imposed trade sanctions and severed diplomatic ties with Doha, a move that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said could undermine US counterterrorism efforts against the Islamic State. Qatar says this is part of it's open-door policy, and the aim is to encourage dialogue, not to give backing to extremists.