The State of Qatar informed the United Nations (UN) Security Council and the UN Secretary-General about a violation of Qatari airspace on Thursday, 27 December 2018 by a Bahrain Air Force aircraft without the prior authorization of the competent Qatari authorities.
This came in a message sent on Thursday by HE Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani to HE UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and to HE Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea Ambassador Ndong Mba, who is the President of the Security Council for this month.
In her message, HE the Ambassador called upon the United Nations to take the necessary measures to put an end to the tendentious Bahraini violations in order to maintain international peace and security, in accordance with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations.
Requesting that the message be circulated as a document of the Security Council, Her Excellency said the Government of the State of Qatar draws the attention of the Security Council in the light of the provisions of Articles 34 and 35 of the UN Charter, and calls upon the UN to take the necessary measures to put an end to the tendentious Bahraini violations in order to maintain international peace and security in accordance with the provisions of the UN Charter.
She said that the continued air violations by the Kingdom of Bahrain and its violation of Qatari sovereignty are serious breach and flagrant violations of international law, warning against the continued attempts to ignite incidents that would increase tension in the region and without regard to Qatar’s security and stability.
Her Excellency expressed Qatar’s strong rejection and condemnation of this illegal act as a violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State of Qatar, and blamed the Kingdom of Bahrain for this air breach, asserting that it shall adhere to international conventions, the UN Charter and international law.
Concluding her message, HE the Ambassador affirmed the State of Qatar’s commitment to exercise the highest degree of restraint, abide by the UN Charter and promote good-neighborly relations, stressing that the State of Qatar reserves the full right to respond to any violations in line with its sovereign right, in accordance with the provisions of international law. She reaffirmed that Qatar will take the necessary measures to defend its borders, airspace and sea and its national security, in accordance with international laws and regulations.