Iran ready to give fuel to Lebanon: ambassador
Tehran: Iran’s ambassador to Lebanon said his country was ready to donate fuel oil if Lebanon needed it. “Iran is keen to provide full support to Lebanon. Our country is ready to give fuel oil to Lebanon with the approval of the Lebanese government and the official visit of a delegation to Tehran for direct coordination on this issue,” he said. said Mojtaba Amani. said by the National News Agency reported.
He made the remarks during a meeting with Ali Youssef Hejazi, secretary general of the Arab Socialist Baath Party in Lebanon, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the report. Lebanon, which suffers from low foreign currency reserves, is struggling to import enough oil to alleviate prolonged energy shortages.
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In September 2021, Lebanon received Iranian diesel tankers in an initiative facilitated by the Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah to ease shortages, although some Lebanese anti-Hezbollah parties have expressed concerns that the United States imposes sanctions on Lebanon after its oil imports from Iran.
(The article is written by IANS. Only the title has been changed.)