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International offers to assist probing cyber attack on Qatari sites

File photo of the sky line in Doha, Qatar
File photo of the sky line in Doha, Qatar

A number of Western countries announced their support for Qatar in the face of the cyber attack on its official news agency earlier this week, noting they are ready to cooperate in investigating this attack, a statement said on Friday.

This came during the visit of ambassadors of several western countries to the Qatari foreign ministry in Doha.

According to the statement, the ambassadors of Russia, Germany, Britain, France, Italy and China separately visited the Qatari foreign ministry on Thursday. All of the ambassadors expressed their support for Qatar in the face of the cyber attack and said that their countries are ready to offer all forms of cooperation to investigate these attacks.

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Late on Tuesday night, the website of the official Qatari news agency published fake remarks attributed to Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Following the reports about the fake remarks, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt banned Qatari news websites and television station, including the Al Jazeera network.

Saudi and UAE mass media claimed that the Emir's remarks were not fake, and did not accept the explanations of the Qatari officials about the fake comments and continued reporting responses and comments about the remarks.

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