Qatar denies intercepting UAE plane
15 Jan 2018 – 13:46
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.
The State of #Qatar announces that the claims of Qatari fighter-planes intercepting a UAE civil aircraft is completely false. A detailed statement will follow.
— لولوة راشد الخاطر (@Lolwah_Alkhater) January 15, 2018
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.