Qatar says UAE violated its airspace for the second time

Last Updated: Jan 13 2018 17:22

On Saturday, Qatar said that the United Arab Emirates military jet violated its airspace for the second time, igniting a new complaint to the United Nations.

The Foreign Ministry said that the plane was travelling from the UAE to Bahrain on January 3 when it flew over Qatar’s special economic zone “without prior authorisation”.

On Friday, Doha said that it had lodged a protest at the United Nations about a UAE fighter jet breaching its airspace on December 21.

In its new complaint, Qatar said the “repetition of this terrible incident” was evidence of the UAE violating international law.

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Friday declined the allegation relating to the first incident and said Abu Dhabi would send an official response.