TEHRAN, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Iran's southern ports in the Persian Gulf are all prepared to send goods to Qatar, deputy head of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization, Jalil Eslami, was quoted as saying by semi-official Fars news agency on Sunday.
"We are ready to load and send the materials and goods needed by the Qataris from the ports in southern Iran," Eslami said, adding that a consignment of commodities has already been sent from Iran's Bushehr port to Qatar at the demand of Doha.
The official said that the traffic of cargo vessels between the Iranian and Qatari ports faces no problems, and negotiations are underway between the Tehran and Doha to dispatch goods to Qatar.
Also, Iran's national flag carrier, Iran Air, announced that it has carried four consignments of foodstuff to Qatar after the Arab country was isolated and sanctioned by its other Arab neighbors.
The Saudi-led coalition against gas-rich Qatar have cut diplomatic ties with Doha. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State said on Saturday that the sanctions against Qatar are to urge the latter "to stop support and finance of extremism and terrorism." Doha has dismissed the allegations.