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UAE submits notes to UN on Qatar’s interception of aircraft

Thu, Jan. 18, 2018
ABU DHABI - 18 January 2018: The UAE has submitted two notes to the President of the UN Security Council and the President of the United Nations General Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of the UN Charter, following Qatar's threat to the lives of civilians through its interception of two UAE aircraft on a routine flight to Bahrain via internationally accredited airlines, and with all necessary approvals and permits.

The notes state the UAE view that this was irresponsible behavior by the State of Qatar and an unjustifiable escalation and threat to the safety of civil flights in contravention of the applicable rules of international law, as well as endangering international peace and security in the region, according to WAM News Agency on Thursday.

The UAE requested that this document be registered among the official documents of both the Security Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations.

The United Arab Emirates has also sent two similar memoranda to the Secretary-General of the Arab League and the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, requesting that they be circulated to the member countries of both organizations as official documents.
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