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Qatar’s Al Jazeera network confirmed with Twitter post on Thursday “it was suffering a cyber attack,” BBC News reported, adding that Qatar pledged it will “not surrender” its foreign policy after Arab states decided to isolate Qatar over assumed connections to extremism.
Reuters reports, “Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani explained, he favored diplomacy over military solution.” Qatar refuted claims it supports Islamist extremism.
Saudi Arabia and other neighboring stopped diplomatic and travel links with Qatar on Monday, with emir of Kuwait trying to find solution for disagreements among Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Qatar did not responded to Iran’s offer to use ports for water and food supplies facing shortages of food after Saudi Arabia closed its land border with Qatar. UAE and Egypt also stopped diplomatic and flight links with Qatar.
Saudi Arabia expects Qatar to “cut ties with Palestinian Islamist group Hamas in the occupied territories and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.” Bahrain joined the UAE in the threats with jail for anyone supporting Qatar.