Qatar Reports Bahraini Violation of Airspace to Security Council, UN Secretary General

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New York - Information Office - 27 February

The State of Qatar has reported to the U.N. Security Council and U.N. secretary general a breach of its sovereignty by the Kingdom of Bahrain.

In a message addressed by HE Ambassador Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, the State of Qatar's permanent representative to the United Nations, to HE U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres and HE Karel van Oosterom, the president of the U.N. Security Council for this month, she mentioned that a Bahraini fighter jet has violated the airspace of the State of Qatar on Sunday, March 25.

The message described the incident as a serious breach that constitutes a serious and flagrant violation of international law, noting that repeated violations of Qatari sovereignty would increase tension in the region without regard to its security and stability.

The government of the State of Qatar renewed its call on the United Nations to take the necessary measures under the charter in order to maintain international peace and security and put an end to repeated Bahraini violations.

While the message highlighted that the State of Qatar has continued its policy of restraint towards irresponsible and provocative practices, it stressed that the State of Qatar strongly condemns any violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and that it reserves the right to respond to any violations and will not hesitate to take the necessary measures to protect its sovereignty and defend its borders, airspace, territorial waters and national security in line with international laws and regulations.