Hezbollah-brokered Iranian fuel arrives in crisis-hit Lebanon
Truck conveys carrying Iranian fuel has arrived in Lebanon from Syria. The shipment is intended to help ease crippling fuel shortages amid a dire economic crisis. On Thursday, the first shipment of fuel arrived containing two convoys totaling 40 trucks. With power cuts plaguing Lebanon, the fuel will be donated to public hospitals, the Lebanese Red Cross, Civil Defence Forces, and orphanages. However, private hospitals, bakeries, factories that produce medicines, and other institutions can purchase the fuel at a low and affordable cost.
Last week, a new government was formed after 13 months. Prime Minister Najib Mikati and ministers are prioritizing the fuel crisis and its resolvent. However, the fuel shipments violate United States sanctions imposed on Iranian oil. There is no comment from either Lebanese or U.S. officials on the Iranian fuel delivery.