Hezbollah-brokered Iranian fuel arrives in crisis-hit Lebanon
Al Jazeera, 16 Sep 2021
Much needed fuel has arrived in Lebanon to ease the country's crippling shortages.
The first of several truck convoys carrying Iranian fuel from Syria was arranged by the Iran-backed Hezbollah party.
Importing fuel from Iran risks US action under the current sanctions.
That is why the Iranian backed Lebanese armed group says it chose to offload at a port in Syria and bring the supplies through illegal crossings - so Lebanon will not have to deal with sanctions-related complications.
The Biden administration, which considers Hezbollah a terrorist organisation, has chosen not to respond. Some say it is because of efforts to restart negotiations with Iran on a nuclear deal.
Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, Lebanon.
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