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UAE Files Complaint with UN over Qatar Fighter Jets

UAE Files Complaint with UN over Qatar Fighter Jets

Thursday, 18 January, 2018 - 12:00
An Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft is seen above roof tops as it comes into land at London's Heathrow Airport. Justin Tallis / AFP

The United Arab Emirates has lodged a complaint with the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly after Qatari warplanes intercepted its civilian aircraft this week, state news agency WAM said on Thursday.

The UAE said on Monday that Qatari air force jets had intercepted two civilian aircraft on routine commercial flights to Bahrain.

The complaint was in the form of a note submitted to both the Security Council president and the UN General Assembly president.

It said the interception was a threat to the safety of the civil flights, a breach to the rules of international law, WAM reported.

The UAE also sent similar complaints to the secretary-generals of the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council, asking them to distribute copies of the complaints to the two organizations’ members.

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