Hezbollah says that a ship carrying Iranian fuel oil has docked in Syria to help Lebanon through its financial crisis. Fuel has dried up during Lebanon’s economic crisis, leading businesses and households to rely on private generators that run on fuel oil. The vessel arrived in Syria instead of Lebanon to prevent U.S. economic sanctions, though Hezbollah’s opponents say the purchase and future purchases still risks sanctions. Three more ships carrying gasoline and fuel oil are expected in the coming days, while the United States is backing an effort to address the financial crisis by bringing in Egyptian gas via Jordan and Syria.
- Lebanon’s Hezbollah says Iranian fuel oil to arrive Thursday