Jordan protests over proposed Israeli irport near Aqaba

The Kingdom complains to the UN

27 July, 11:49

    (ANSAmed) - AMMAN, JULY 27 - Jordan has protested to the UN against Israeli plan to build an airport on the borders of Aqaba in the south, on grounds that the new facility pauses danger to the airspace of the kingdom, officials said today.

    Officials from ministry of transport and the Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (CARC) filed the complaint to International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a UN offshoot, in order to seek inquiry into the issue.

    Captain Gabriel Sivzattian, chief commissioner of CARC said Jordan rejects the establishment of the planned Timna Israeli Airport to the north of Aqaba, 360km south Amman insisting that the construction is in violation of 1944 Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation and breaches public safety requirements.

    Jordan also claims that sovereignty of its skies will be violated when aircraft approach the proposed airport for landing.

    Jordanian officials said ICAO has addressed Israel to discuss the question of the Timna airport but Israel continues to construct the controversial site, they said. (ANSAmed)
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