Iran sends five planes of food to Qatar amid concerns of shortages
- Autor: Leon Brazil Jun 11, 2017,
Jun 11, 2017, 16:55
Qatar was importing 80 percent of its food requirements from bigger Gulf Arab neighbours before they cut ties with the nation of 2.5 million people last week. That's created chaos across the Sunni Gulf nations, whose citizens regularly intermarry and conduct business across countries sharing long historic and cultural bonds.
A statement issued by the Foreign Office on Sunday described the reports that appeared in some foreign media outlets about the deployment of Pakistan army in Qatar as "completely fabricated and baseless".
The three Gulf nations said early Sunday that officials would consider "humanitarian cases" as a deadline looms for Qataris to return home.
Kuwait's ruling emir has shuttled between countries trying to mediate an end to the crisis.
Barcelona have been sponsored by Qatar Airways for the past four seasons, but they have agreed a new four-year deal with Japanese online retailer Rakuten which will be the name on their new jersey for the 2017-18 campaign.
U.S. President Donald Trump has offered strong criticism of Qatar as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for "no further escalation" in the crisis.
"So far five planes carrying. vegetables have been sent to Qatar, each carrying around 90 tons of cargo, while another plane will be sent today", AFP quoted Iran Air spokesman Shahrokh Noushabadi as saying.
Amnesty International also criticised the blockade being imposed on Qatar, saying it is "splitting up families and destroying people's' livelihoods and education".
In order to implement the president's directives, the Ministry of Interior has set up a hotline to receive such cases and take appropriate measures to help them.
Back on June 5, the head of Iran's Agricultural Products Exporters Union Reza Noorani said the Islamic Republic is ready to export various types of agricultural and food products to Qatar through three Iranian port cities.