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Qatar complains to UN over air, sea territorial violations

IANS  |  Doha 

has filed a complaint with the over the violations of the country's air and sea spaces by the (UAE) and Bahrain, reported on Sunday.

The Permanent of to the UN Sheikha Alya Ahmed Bin Saif Al-Thani handed over the complaint to UN Antonio Guterres, the News Agency (QNA) reported on Sunday.

According to a statement, a UAE military aircraft on January 14 overflew Qatari territorial waters without permission from the authorities in

On February 25, another aircraft approached the Qatari border before changing course after warnings were issued, reports

Subsequently, a Bahraini military aircraft on February 28 also overflew the exclusive economic zone of

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

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

The UAE and along with and severed diplomatic ties with in June 2017, accusing of supporting "extremism and terrorism".

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



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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 14:54 IST