Alwaght- Qatar has filed a new complaint with the United Nations, reporting a second violation of its airspace by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) warplane in recent weeks.
The "military airlift," which was travelling from the UAE to Bahrain, entered the airspace of Qatar on the morning of January 3 "without prior authorization," Qatar's foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday.
Sheikha Alya bint Ahmed Al Thani, Qatar's UN representative, also submitted a letter of complaint to Antonio Guterres, the organization's secretary-general, in light of UAE's repeated infringement upon Qatar's sovereignty, the statement noted.
"[The] threat to the safety of its [Qatar's] borders and territories is evidence of the UAE authorities continuing their approach to violating international law, conventions, charters and international norms," the document red.
The move follows Qatari diplomat's sending of a separate letter to Guterres on Thursday in relation to a prior violation of Qatar's airspace by the UAE on December 21 of last year.
The breach, which lasted for one minute, occurred at a height of 33,000 feet above Qatar's exclusive economic zone.
That letter stated that the violation was in breach of international law, and took place in the context of "irresponsible and provocative" actions by the UAE against Qatar.
Qatar's UN envoy said Doha would take all necessary measures required to defend its borders, airspace and national security in order to preserve its legitimate sovereign right in accordance with international laws if such violations were repeated.
Since June last year, a group of four Arab regimes led by Saudi Arabia severed relations with Qatar and imposed a blockade against it, accusing Doha of funding "extremism". Qatar has vehemently rejected the allegations as "baseless".
On June 22, the block, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, issued a 13-point list of demands, including the shutdown of Al Jazeera TV, limiting ties with Iran, and expelling Turkish troops stationed in the country as a prerequisite to lifting the blockade.
Qatar rejected all the demands, denouncing them as attempts to violate its sovereignty.
The Saudi-led regimes have banned all flights to and from Doha and cut off trade links.