TEHRAN (defapress) - Qatar's attorney general said Turkey has detained five suspects in connection with the hacking of Qatar's state news agency in May.
News ID: 65735
Publish Date: 26August 2017 - 16:00
The hacking helped precipitate the diplomatic rift that has
since opened up between Qatar and some of its powerful Arab neighbors.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates
severed ties with Qatar in June over comments briefly posted on the Qatar News
Agency attributed to its ruler in which he allegedly praised Iran.
Qatar said Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani did not make the
statements and that hackers had posted a false story on QNA, Reuters reported.
In comments published by QNA on Saturday, Qatar's Attorney
General Ali Bin Fetais al-Marri said the suspects were being interrogated,
without specifying their nationalities or any other details.
"Our friends in Turkey answered us a short time ago.
Five people were detained and they are being investigated. Qatari prosecutors
are working with Turkish authorities to follow this case," he was quoted
as saying by Qatari media.
Marri has said Qatar has evidence that the hack was linked
to countries that have severed ties with Doha for allegedly supporting militant
groups and advancing the agenda of Iran in the region - charges Doha denies.
The dispute has defied mediation attempts by the United
States and Kuwait.