Peskov called the fake news about the involvement of hackers from Russia the scandal around Qatar

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov

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MOSCOW, 7 June. /TASS/. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called the fake information to the media about the alleged involvement of hackers from Russia the scandal around Qatar.

“I have to say that this is another fake, another lie that is published. Colleagues from CNN over and over again publish links to unnamed sources in an unnamed units some intelligence, absolutely not tied to reality, to the land of information streams. Well, fake it is fake “, – said Peskov.

“On the other hand, our work becomes easier by the day, can not be explained, and simply say “fake” or “not fake,” – said in jest, the representative of the Kremlin.
Responding to a question about whether the Kremlin to do anything to remove the theme of Russian hackers from the international news agenda, Peskov said that the Kremlin “may not interfere in the editorial policy”. However, he urged “to fight for the culture of the journalist, the quality of journalism.”

Earlier, CNN reported that the American intelligence services believe that Russian hackers gained access to the state news Agency of Qatar to put out fabricated news, partly provoked scandals between the country and other States. According to sources, a group of FBI agents arrived in Doha to assist the Qatari authorities in the investigation. On approval of the TV station, the attack took place two weeks ago. The proceedings on this bill continues.

However, the publication of CNN noted that U.S. intelligence does not explain what kind of relationship she saw between Russia and the hackers allegedly accessed the systems of the Qatari Agency. They allegedly managed to publish fabricated material in which the Qatari leader as if spoken in a positive way on Iran and Israel, and admitted that Donald trump will leave the post of President of the United States prematurely.

The rupture of diplomatic relations with Qatar

Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya’s interim government, the Republic of Maldives and Republic of Mauritius June 5, announced the severance of diplomatic relations with Qatar because of the support of the Emirate of terrorism and extremist ideology. The next day they were joined by Mauritania. A number of countries announced the adoption of a series of measures, including the cessation of Maritime and air links, stop banking operations, the expulsion of diplomats and citizens of Qatar. The last government called the action unjustified, and accusations are unfounded.

Speculation about Russia’s attempts to influence the policies in other countries appear regularly in American and European media after in July of last year on the website of the organization WikiLeaks published the electronic correspondence kidnapped from the National Committee of the US Democratic party. Us intelligence agencies made a statement that Moscow and organized cyber attack to affect electoral processes in the country. Representatives of Russia repeatedly denied.