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Passengers stand at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, June 7, 2017 .Reuters/Naseem Zeitoon

Riyadh, Ankara, London- Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah said on Sunday that Qatar was ready to listen to the concerns of other countries in the Gulf.

“(Kuwait) affirms the readiness of the brothers in Qatar to understand the reality of the qualms and concerns of their brothers and to heed the noble endeavors to enhance security and stability,” KUNA quoted the foreign minister as saying.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain issued separate statements Sunday asking that the humanitarian conditions of people with mixed citizenship be taken into account in appreciation of the brotherly Qatari people who represent a natural extension of their brothers in the three countries.

Doha responded to the directives of the three countries and said the nationals of those countries have ‘full freedom’ to stay in Qatar in accordance with the state’s laws and regulations through a work contract approved by their countries or as per their entry visas, a Qatari Interior Ministry statement said.

After the Qatari Foreign Minister expressed his country’s willingness to have constructive relations with Iran, Tehran announced sending six planes of food to Doha, each carrying around 90 tons of fruits and vegetables.

Iran Air spokesman Shahrokh Noushabadi said on Sunday: “We will continue deliveries as long as there is demand” from Qatar, without mentioning if these deliveries were exports or aid.

Also, three ships loaded with 350 tons of food were sent for Qatar.

In Istanbul, Prime Minister Binali Yilderim said that the Qatar crisis could turn into a global problem if the tension grows.

“The risk of this issue becoming a global problem is very high due to the geostrategic nature of the region,” he said.