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As U.S. lawmakers press for Qatari-owned Al Jazeera to register as an agent of a foreign government, the media company has repeatedly insisted that it’s not an organ of the Qatari state. But as late as last year, the news outlet told the British government the precise opposite.
The broadcaster now says that admission, which described the parent company of Al Jazeera’s U.S. arm as a Qatari government-owned entity, was made in error. It insists that is not the case, and wasn’t when the statement was made in September 2018.