“As for the tweets issued from this account (@ ArabiaNow), we would like to make it clear that the account is not managed by the embassy, and this account has not been activated since 2018, and that the issuance of the last two tweets has not been approved,” Capley wrote in a tweet via his personal Twitter account.
“The embassy rejects this content altogether and in detail, and the necessary measures will be taken on it,” he added.
For its part, Qorvis Marketing and PR said it is responsible for managing the account, noting that it has been inactive since January 2018.
The Washington-based company said the account was hacked on Monday morning. “As a result, the hacker posted several wrong tweets and removed them.”
The tweets posted on an ArabicNow account, were highly controversial, amid skepticism about their authenticity. One of the tweets claimed that the Saudi royal family would invest in projects affiliated with the companies of US President Donald Trump, while another said that the Saudi Cabinet agreed to take over the Israeli company of information systems in the NEOM project in the northwest of the Kingdom.