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Gulf rivals Qatar and UAE traded accusations over a complaint by Emirati fighter jet
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Dubai sources have stated that Qatar, which has faced a boycott by Arab states including the UAE since last June, said it had lodged a protest at the United Nations about the violation which allegedly took place on December 21. Meanwhile the Qatari foreign ministry informed the UN secretary general and the president of the Security Council that the UAE jet "flew over the exclusive economic zone of Qatar" for one minute.
Further the ministry said "that the UAE plane entered the airspace of the State of Qatar without prior knowledge or approval of the competent Qatari authorities and called the incident "a flagrant violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State of Qatar, as well as a flagrant violation of the provisions of international law, conventions, charters and international norms."
Further the UAE quickly denied the accusation and the Qatari complaint about the Emirati violation of its airspace is untrue and confused UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Twitter that "They are working to respond officially to it with evidence and proof. What we see is an escalation and unjustified”.