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UAE, Bahrain condemn Qatar fighter jets intercepting two passenger planes


[1/15/2018 6:38:40 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The United Arab Emirates on Monday accused fighter jets belonging to Qatar of intercepting two passenger planes en route to Bahrain, in an ongoing row over alleged airspace violations.

“Qatari fighter jets intercept an Emirati civilian aircraft during a routine flight to Manama in a flagrant threat to civil aviation safety and in a clear violation of international law,” the UAE General Authority of Civil Aviation said in a statement published by the state news agency.

The United Arab Emirates is one of four Arab states that cut all relations with Qatar in June, accusing it of ties to both extremists and Shiite Iran. Qatar has denied intercepting the Emirati passenger plane.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain strongly condemned the Qatari fighter jets intercepting the civilian aircrafts which were on their regular daily scheduled routes.

*AFP

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