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Sanaa airport has been closed due to use by Iran, Hezbollah: Yemen’s government

A picture shows the international airport in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Nov 23, 2017. (Supplied) September 13, 2021 Sana’a Airport in Yemen has been closed because of its use as a corridor for smuggling weapons by Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, said Yemen’s Information Minister. “We hold the Houthi militia responsible for closing [...]

By |September 13th, 2021|Lebanon, Yemen|

Hezbollah supporters running kids’ scouting groups in Brazil

Hezbollah members have raised money and recruited members within Brazil. (Social Media) By Florencia Montaruli September 11, 2021 The Iranian regime’s use of Iranian and Lebanese clerics as "unofficial" agents in Latin America is becoming increasingly well-known. A few documented individuals, strategically distributed and cloaked by benign official activities such as service in [...]

By |September 11th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon|

Iran fuel shipment to Lebanon ‘will only last days,’ say experts

Motorbike and car drivers wait to get fuel at a gas station, after the central bank decided to effectively end subsidies on fuel imports, in Damour, Lebanon, Aug 13, 2021. (Reuters) By Sunniva Rose September 10, 2021 The 33,000 metric tonnes of Iranian fuel oil reported by a maritime monitoring group to be [...]

By |September 10th, 2021|Lebanon|

Saudi-bound Hezbollah narcotics haul seized in major drugs bust

The tablets were concealed in mechanical parts which were being transported by sea from Lebanon. (SPA) September 9, 2021 Saudi authorities announced early Thursday the capture of a major Hezbollah drugs shipment, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The shipment, which included 451,807 amphetamine tablets and was destined for Saudi Arabia, was intercepted by [...]

By |September 9th, 2021|Lebanon, Saudi Arabia|

The geopolitics of Iran’s fuel shipment to Lebanon

An oil tanker is seen off the port of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. (AFP) By Omid Shokri September 4, 2021 Utilizing energy exports as a political tool in foreign policy and making fuel shipments to allies to help enhance their security have been of interest to Iran in recent years. Lebanon is a [...]

By |September 4th, 2021|Lebanon, Opinions On Iran|

Foreign minister says Iran willing to ‘sell’ more fuel to Lebanon

Iran's Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. (IRIB) September 3, 2021 The Islamic Republic of Iran Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has told a Lebanese politician that Tehran is ready to sell more fuel to new customers, after reports said an Iranian tanker reached Syria with fuel for Lebanon. Official government IRNA news website quoted the [...]

By |September 3rd, 2021|Lebanon|

Iranian fuel will be delivered by truck to Lebanon via Syria

Trucks carrying oil in Hassakeh province, Syria, April 2018. (AP) September 2, 2021 The first Iranian fuel oil cargo secured through Lebanon’s armed group Hezbollah will be delivered via Syria by truck to avoid complications related to sanctions, two sources with knowledge of the mater said on Thursday. Hezbollah, a heavily armed group [...]

By |September 2nd, 2021|Lebanon, Syria|

US senators warn against Iranian fuel shipments to Lebanon

Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of the El Palito refinery in Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (AP) September 2, 2021 A delegation of four US senators said Wednesday that America is looking to help Lebanon overcome fuel shortages that have paralyzed the country. But they warned the import of Iranian oil into [...]

By |September 2nd, 2021|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Lebanese state’s permission not sought for Iranian fuel, minister says

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah speaks during a rally in Beirut, July 25, 2014. (AP) September 1, 2021 The Lebanese government has received no request for fuel to be imported from Iran, the caretaker energy minister said on Wednesday, appearing to confirm that the Shi'ite group Hezbollah has bypassed the state with a move [...]

By |September 1st, 2021|Lebanon|

Iran-backed Hezbollah hammered with criticism amid Lebanon’s crises

Motorcycle drivers wait to get fuel at a gas station in Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 31, 2021. (AP) September 1, 2021 Driving back to base after firing rockets toward Israeli positions from a border area last month, a group of Hezbollah fighters was accosted by angry villagers who smashed their vehicles’ windshields and held [...]

By |September 1st, 2021|Lebanon|