Iran Air says five planes of food have arrived to Qatar

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Iran’s national carrier says that five planes of food exports, including fruit and vegetables, have been sent to Qatar, which has been hit by a land, air and sea blockade imposed by three Arab Gulf countries.

Each aircraft carried around 90 tonnes of cargo, “while another plane will be sent today,” Iran Air spokesman Shahrokh Noushabadi told the AFP news agency on Sunday.

Food imports were affected after Saudi Arabia ordered the closure of Qatar’s only land border.

Qatar, which relies heavily on food imports, assured residents it has taken measures to ensure that normal life continues.

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