QATAR ACCUSES U.A.E. OF REPEATED AIRSPACE VIOLATIONS

Qatar filed a complaint to the United Nations, over repeated violations by aircraft of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

A UAE military transport aircraft CN-35, overflew the Qatari airspace on Mar 4, said the letter, sent by the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN, Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani.

Qatar described the incident as “a severe violation of international law” that could escalate tension in the region, according to the letter.

The Qatari mission to the UN, called on necessary measures, to preserve international peace and security by putting an end to these violations.

On Mar 10, Qatar filed another complaint, over the violation of its airspace, by a UAE military transport aircraft carrier, on Jan 14 and Feb 25.

It also complained the violation by a Bahraini military aircraft, which overflew the exclusive economic zone of Qatar on Feb 28.

In Jun, 2017, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt severed ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting “terrorist” groups and aligning itself too closely to their regional rival, Iran. Qatar vehemently rejected the accusations.

Source: NAM News Network