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Iran says will sell fuel to Lebanon gov’t, after Hezbollah arranged 1st delivery

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Iran said Sunday it was willing to sell fuel to Lebanon’s government to help ease shortages, days after the first delivery of Iranian fuel arranged by the Hezbollah terror group entered the country.

“If the Lebanese government wants to buy fuel from us to resolve the problems faced by its population, we will supply it,” foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.

He told a news conference that the Islamic Republic had already sold fuel to a “Lebanese businessman,” without naming Hezbollah.

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, in defiance of US sanctions.

Lebanon defaulted on its debt last year and can no longer afford to import key........

© The Times of Israel

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