CAIRO May 24 Qatar said on Wednesday its
official state news agency had been hacked and false statements
attributed to its ruler had been posted.
The statement was made on the official news agency's Twitter
account, which asked the media not to publish the remarks that
had been posted earlier.
A story had run earlier on the agency's website quoting a
speech by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar's ruler, on his
country's relations with U.S. President Donald Trump and Iran,
amongst other topics.
Qatar said it was investigating the incident and everything
that had been published was completely false.
(Reporting by Mostafa Hashem; Writing by Maha El Dahan; Editing
by Sandra Maler)