Iran sending food supplies to Qatar

A Monitor Desk Report 11 Jun, 2017 | 1603 Views | - +
Dhaka: Iran is sending at least 100 tons of food supplies to Qatar by plane every day to Doha, following the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its Persian Gulf neighbors.

Shahrokh Noushabadi, the spokesman of Iran Air, was quoted by local media as saying that at least five planeloads of fruits and vegetables had been sent to Qatar so far.

Noushabadi added that the cargoes were sent to the embattled Persian Gulf state by an Iran Air Boeing 747 plane from Tehran and Shiraz airports, Iran’s Fars News Agency reported.

The official further emphasized that Iran was ready to increase the number of food shipments to Qatar, stressing that plans were already on agenda to the same effect.

The diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its Persian Gulf neighbors has also led Doha to use Iran’s air space.

Ali Abedzadeh, the CEO of the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran, told media that there has been an increase of 17 percent in the number of Qatari flights that pass through Iran’s airspace.

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