Lebanese PM: Iranian fuel shipments are a breach of Lebanon's sovereignty

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Lebanese PM: Iranian fuel shipments are a breach of Lebanon's sovereignty
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati criticizes Iranian fuel shipments imported by Hezbollah, in violation of US sanctions on Iran.
Elad Benari, Canada , Sep 18 , 2021
Beirut, Lebanon.

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Friday that Iranian fuel shipments imported by the Hezbollah organization constitute a breach of Lebanon's sovereignty, according to Reuters. "The violation of Lebanon's sovereignty makes me sad," Mikati was quoted as having told CNN in an interview. He added, "But I'm not concerned that sanctions can be imposed" on Lebanon "because the operation was carried out without the involvement of the Lebanese government." Mikati’s comments came a day after dozens of trucks carrying Iranian diesel arrived in Lebanon, the first in a series of deliveries organized by Hezbollah. The overland delivery through neighboring Syria violates US sanctions imposed on Tehran after former President Donald Trump pulled America out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

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Trucks carrying Iranian diesel arrive in Lebanon
Dozens of trucks carrying Iranian diesel arrive in Lebanon, in violation of US sanctions on Iran.
Ben Ariel , Sep 17 , 2021
Lebanon, Iran.

Dozens of trucks carrying Iranian diesel arrived in Lebanon on Thursday, the first in a series of deliveries organized by the Hezbollah terrorist organization, The Associated Press reported. The overland delivery through neighboring Syria violates US sanctions imposed on Tehran after former President Donald Trump pulled America out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

The shipment is being portrayed as a victory by Hezbollah, which stepped in to supply the fuel from its patron, Iran, while the cash-strapped Lebanese government grapples with months-long fuel shortages that have paralyzed the country. There was no immediate comment from Lebanese or US officials on the Iranian fuel delivery. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah last month announced that a fuel tanker would leave Iran for Lebanon in a direct challenge to Israel and the US.

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