Jan , 14\NewNewss
Qatar says a second warplane belonging to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has violated its airspace, a day after Doha lodged a formal complaint with the UN about what it called a violation of its airspace last month by another such fighter jet.
According to a statement released by Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday, the military aircraft was traveling from the UAE to Bahrain on January 3, when it purportedly flew over Qatar’s special economic zone “without prior authorization.”
In the statement of complaint Doha added that the “repetition of this terrible incident” was evidence of the UAE violating international law.
On Friday, Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani, Qatar’s ambassador to the UN, submitted a message to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the UN Security Council’s president regarding the alleged violation, which Doha said happened on December 21 at 9:45 a.m. local time and lasted one minute.
Shortly after the submission of the messages, the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash flatly denied the accusation relating to the first incident and said Abu Dhabi would send an official response.