Iranian Al-Alam News recently reported about the alleged opening of an Iranian military base in Qatar on its Twitter account. The tweet went viral and caused vivid debate among social media users. In an interview with Sputnik Arabic, Qatari journalist Saleh Gharib commented on the situation.
Another user went on saying: “Are the Qatari people happy with the events? If people know what is going on and remain silent, then this is either misfortune, or a catastrophe.”
At the same time, neither Qatar nor Iran has made any official statements on the issue.
Moreover, a message on Al-Alam News’ Twitter page published on July 14, said that the account was hacked by Saudi hackers.
Qatari journalist Saleh Gharib commented on the issue in an interview with Sputnik Arabic.
On June 5, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, followed by the Maldives, Mauritius and Mauritania, cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and interfering with the internal affairs of other countries.
In late June, Kuwait, acting as a mediator in the crisis alongside Turkey, handed over to Doha a list of demands from the four Arab states. The ultimatum included requests to severe Qatar’s relations with Iran, close Turkey’s military base in Qatar and shut down Al Jazeera news network.