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FUEL SHORTAGES

Iranian fuel shipments to Lebanon purchased by Lebanese businessmen, Iranian news outlet says

DUBAI — Iranian fuel shipments to Lebanon to help ease a crippling fuel shortages were all purchased by a group of Lebanese businessmen, Iran’s semi-official Nournews said on Thursday.

The report came hours after the leader of Lebanon’s Iran-aligned Hezbollah group said an Iranian fuel shipment would set sail on Thursday.

“Based on information we have received the Iranian fuel shipments that ... [Hezbollah leader Hassan] Nasrallah mentioned today were all bought by a group of Lebanese Shiite businessmen,” Nournews reported.

“The shipments are considered their property from the moment of loading,” said the news website, which is close to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council.

Hezbollah’s foes in Lebanon warned of dire consequences from the move, with former Premier Saad Hariri saying it risked sanctions being imposed on a country whose economy has been in meltdown for nearly two years.


DUBAI — Iranian fuel shipments to Lebanon
to help ease a crippling fuel shortages were all purchased by a
group of Lebanese businessmen, Iran’s semi-official
Nournews said on Thursday.
The report came hours after the leader of Lebanon’s
Iran-aligned Hezbollah group said an Iranian fuel shipment would set sail on Thursday.
“Based on...