Hindustantimes.com clarifies that it has not published any article headlined ‘India’s External Affairs Minister: China should take precautions against Saudi prince’s US-backed mission’.
Images of the article attributing it to the website are false and fabricated.
The external affairs ministry on Thursday, too, described as “totally false” a report carried by an Iranian news website which quoted external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj as telling Hindustan Times that China should be cautious of a visit by Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. Hindustan Times wishes to make it clear it neither sought an interview with Swaraj nor carried any comments from her of this nature.
The image below falsely attributes the article to Hindustan Times.