UAE ambassador to US accused Qatar, FIFA of corruption, leaks say

Yousef Al-Otaiba, the UAE ambassador to the US, reportedly had his email account hacked. (Photo courtesy: UAE embassy)

New leaks from a hacked e-mail account belonging to Yousef Al-Otaiba, the United Arab Emirates ambassador to Washington, have revealed that he accused the State of Qatar and the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) of corruption, without highlighting or substantiating these accusations, wrote Middle East Monitor (MEM.)

The Huffington Post website published a new set of leaked e-mails from Al-Otaiba’s account showing his attempts to intervene and influence the US position, MEM reported.

The website confirmed that it received a series of e-mails yesterday from a source that confirmed that it aims to reveal the involvement of a number of foreign actors in supporting certain lobbies with the aim of influencing US foreign policy, MEM added.

It added that it has verified the authenticity of six e-mails that showed an exchange of e-mails between the UAE ambassador, officials from the Obama administration, figures from the Atlantic Council – which is funded by the UAE and is known for its extreme right-wing tendencies and loyalty to Israel – as well as Elliott Abrams, an official in George W. Bush’s administration known for his support for Israel, according to MEM.

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