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Iran sends planes of food to Qatar amid concerns of shortages

DOHA/TEHRAN: Iran has sent four cargo planes of food to Qatar and plans to provide 100 tonnes of fruit and vegetable every day, Iranian officials said, amid concerns of shortages after Qatar's biggest suppliers severed ties with the import-dependent country. Qatar has been in talks with Iran and Turkey to secure food and water supplies after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut links, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. Qatar says the allegations are based on lies. "Following the sanctions…

Iran to receive first Airbus plane in days

TEHRAN: Iran is to take possession of the first aircraft this week in a huge order from Airbus placed after the lifting of international sanctions, state carrier Iran Air said Sunday. "This aircraft has received its certificate of registration and an Iran Air team is in place to take delivery of it," the airline's chief executive officer, Farhad Parvaresh, told the Fars news agency. "We hope to take delivery between now and the end of the week." Iran Air completed the huge deal for 100 Airbus planes with a list price of…