Lebanon's Hezbollah say second diesel ship from Iran arrived

Lebanon's Hezbollah says second diesel ship from Iran arrived in Baniyas
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24 September, 2021
The second of two tankers carrying Iranian fuel arrived in Lebanon via the Syrian port of Baniyas amid Lebanon's crippling energy shortages.
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Iranian shipments constitute a breach of Lebanon's sovereignty [Getty]

Lebanon's Hezbollah announced the arrival of a second ship loaded with diesel coming from Iran to Syria's Baniyas port Thursday evening, the group's al-Manar TV said on its Telegram channel early on Friday.

The Iran-aligned group says the fuel shipments should ease a crippling energy crisis in Lebanon, while Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Iranian shipments constitute a breach of Lebanon's sovereignty.

Both Syria and Iran are under US sanctions.

(Reuters)