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Hezbollah brings Iranian fuel deliveries to Lebanon, despite US sanctions

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AL-AIN, Lebanon — Dozens of tanker trucks carrying Iranian fuel arranged by the Hezbollah terror group arrived in shortage-hit Lebanon on Thursday.

As they entered from Syria through an illegal crossing in the eastern region of Hermel, the trucks were greeted by Hezbollah supporters waving the group’s yellow flag, ululating women tossing rice and rose petals, and men firing guns.

Hassan Nasrallah, the Iranian-backed terror group’s leader, had promised in August that he would bring fuel from Iran to alleviate the rationing that is sowing chaos across the country.

Lebanon defaulted on its debt last year and can no longer afford to import key goods, including petrol for vehicles and diesel to power generators during almost round-the-clock power cuts.

The first Iranian ship reached the Syrian port of Baniyas earlier this week. The cargo was offloaded there and trucked to Lebanon, the first of several planned deliveries.

A total of 80 trucks carrying four million liters (more than one million gallons) of petrol........

© The Times of Israel

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