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Qatar files complaint to UN over air, sea territorial violations
Last Updated: 2018-03-12 07:30 | Xinhua
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Qatar has filed a complaint to the UN Security Council over the violations of Qatar's air and sea spaces by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Bahrain, Qatar news agency (QNA) reported Sunday.

The Permanent Representative of Qatar To the United Nations Sheikha Alya Ahmed Bin Saif Al-Thani handed over a complaint message to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

According to Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement, an Emirati military aircraft on January 14 overflew Qatari territorial waters without permission from authorities in Doha.

Besides, on February 25, another emirati military aircraft approached the Qatari border before changing course after warnings were issued.

Subsequently, a Bahraini military aircraft on February 28 also overflew the exclusive economic zone of Qatar, Qatari government said.

The complaint also said that on January 19, Qatari maritime surveillance saw a UAE naval ship unload a boat into the Qatar economic zone which kidnapped a Qatari fishing boat.

Qatar government warned against the continued violation attempts by UAE and Bahrain that would increase tension in the region, the complaint said.

The UAE and Bahrain along with Saudi Arabia and Egypt, cut diplomatic ties with Qatar in June 2017, accusing Doha of supporting "extremism and terrorism."

The blockading countries also imposed transport and trade sanctions by air, land, and sea.

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