US media seek elusive ‘Russian hackers’ in Qatar-Arab league crisis

With the Gulf state of Qatar facing isolation by its neighbors, the US media are seeking a simple and familiar explanation to the complex diplomatic rift. The country is accused of supporting terrorism, but according to CNN, it’s Russian hackers who are to blame.

On May 23, the official Qatari state news agency QNA and its social media accounts published remarks attributed to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in which he allegedly discussed Iran’s role in the Middle East, his views on the presidency of Donald Trump and the role of Hamas and Hezbollah in the region.

While QNA quickly retracted the news and claimed it has fallen victim to a cyberattack by an “unknown entity,” the statements revived disagreements between Qatar and a number of key Arab countries.

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