Qatar denies intercepting UAE plane

  15 Jan 2018 – 13:46

Qatar denies intercepting UAE plane


Doha: Qatar on Monday denied that it had intercepted a UAE passenger plane headed to neighbouring Bahrain, shortly after the United Arab Emirates accused Qatari fighter jets of intercepting a flight.
“The state of Qatar announces that the claims of Qatari fighter planes intercepting a UAE civil aircraft (are) completely false,” Qatar foreign ministry spokeswoman Lulwa Al Khater said on Twitter.
She said in the tweet that a detailed statement will be issued soon.



Sheikh Saif Bin Ahmed al-Thani, the director of Qatar’s government communications office, also said on his official Twitter account that the charge was “completely untrue”.

On Friday, Qatar filed a complaint with the United Nations about an alleged violation of its airspace in December by an Emirati military aircraft.

Qatari authorities said the violation on December 21 lasted one minute.