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UAE embassy in Baghdad slams fabricated newspaper article

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Abu Dhabi: The UAE Embassy in Baghdad has hit back at a Lebanese newspaper which targeted the Emirati Ambassador in Baghdad, Iraq.

A statement issued today by the media office dismissed the article as being fabricated, reported WAM.

The statement was in response to an article which was published last Wednesday by Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper under the headline: The super ambassador... walking in Al Sabhan's footsteps. 

"The article which is full of fabrications and misleading information shows the newspaper lacks credibility and honesty in reporting and appears in line with objectives and intentions of those who finance the paper as supporters and promoters of terrorism and extremism”.

The Media Office of the UAE Embassy in Baghdad said it such publications would not dissuade it from "continuing our diplomatic role that the paper tried to taint in Beirut, Washington, Khartoum, Muscat, Rabat and Baghdad to serve interests of the parties whose loyalty and ends are well known.

"The campaign of masking the truth and fabricating the news which the paper has earned a reputation for will rather enhance UAE's policy and prove its sincere approach in the face of fake news that lack the professional and moral commitment of journalism.

"The continued publication of fake news under the so-called "Emirates Leaks dossier", will act as an impetus to follow the same approach and policy which many try to attack through illegal ways, like pumping funds to spread suspicions."

This is part of the Qatari activities of exploiting the Lebanese arena to serve their targets in a country with open media.

"The embassy re-emphasises that Qatar's attempts to undermine the UAE - using its media tools, including Al Akhbar newspaper - tells of its crisis-ridden policy after it was proved that Doha supports extremism and Takfirism and harbours terrorist groups."

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