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Iranian fuel oil shipment for Lebanon to sail within hours, Hezbollah says

The port of Lebanon’s capital Beirut. (File/Reuters)
The port of Lebanon’s capital Beirut. (File/Reuters)
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19 Aug 2021 04:08:41 GMT9
19 Aug 2021 04:08:41 GMT9
  • Lebanon has been struggling with crippling power and gasoline shortages

BEIRUT: A shipment of fuel oil will sail from Iran to Lebanon within hours and more will follow, Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah said on Thursday, telling the United States and Israel the ship would be considered Lebanese territory as soon as it sails.

Hezbollah has previously announced it was working on bringing fuel from Iran as Lebanon struggles with crippling power and gasoline shortages.

“God willing this ship will arrive and other boats safely,” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Iran-backed group, said in a televised address commemorating Ashura, when Shiites mark the death of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein in battle in 680.

Reuters

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