Iran ready to put Qatar on the background of the food embargo in the Persian Gulf countries
TEHRAN, 5 Jan — RIA Novosti. Iran is ready to supply Qatar all types of food products on the background of the termination of deliveries from the Persian Gulf in connection with a diplomatic scandal, the head of the Iranian Association for the import of agricultural products Reza nurani.
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt on Monday announced the rupture of diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorist organizations and destabilize the situation in the middle East. Power Eastern Libya, Yemen and the Maldives subsequently also announced the severance of relations with Qatar.
“We are ready to export all types of food in Qatar due to the superimposed States of the Persian Gulf sanctions” — quoted by Iranian news Agency Fars nurani.
Informed market sources told Reuters that UAE and Saudi Arabia stopped exporting sugar to Qatar. According to the Agency, Qatar is heavily dependent on supplies of sugar from these countries, only year imported a little less than 100 thousand tons. Particularly high demand for sugar in the ongoing fasting month of Ramadan.
Earlier, the Egyptian news portal “Youm7” with reference to eyewitnesses reported that the residents of Qatar on Monday hastily buy food and drinking water. According to the portal, the shelves are empty immediately after the news of the closure of the borders with Saudi Arabia, through which was a large flow of food.
As the channel “al Jazeera”, in the heart of the Saudi-Qatari border already accumulate heavy trucks that cannot enter the territory of Qatar.