Qatar complains to UN Security Council after UAE violates airspace by fighter jet

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Qatar filed a complaint at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) against the United Arab Emirates, citing an airspace violation.

The Qatari delegation said a UAE fighter jet entering Qatar’s airspace was a flagrant violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani, Qatar’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said that the aircraft carrying the Induction code (0403) flew over the exclusive economic zone of Qatar at a height of 33,400ft, flying at 460 knots, for one minute. She confirmed that the UAE plane entered Qatar’s airspace without the prior knowledge or approval of the Qatari authorities.
She stated that the violation was in breach of international law and took place in the context of “irresponsible and provocative” actions by the UAE against Qatar.

Ⓒ Maarten Van Den Driessche

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