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Envoy Complains About Airspace Violation By UAE Fighter Jet

Qatar has sent two identical messages to the UN Secretary-General and to the President of the UN Security Council, which complains about a UAE fighter aircraft violating the airspace of Qatar at 9.45am on December 21 last year.

Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani, Qatar’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, informed 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 also confirmed that the jet entered Qatar’s airspace without any prior notification.

This incident comes within the context of the continuation of the irresponsible unilateral provocative actions of the UAE against Qatar, which threatens the stability and security of the region and constitutes a direct violation of the principles of respect for the sovereignty of states and the maintenance of international peace and security contained in the Charter of the United Nations, she added.

“While Qatar is keen to maintain good relations with its neighbours, it strongly rejects any violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and that in the event of a repeat of such violation, the State of Qatar will take, in order to preserve its legitimate sovereign right, all necessary measures to defend its borders and airspace and national security, in accordance with international laws and regulations.”

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