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|

Lawmaker says Iran must supply fuel to Syria, Lebanon and Venezuela

Iranian tanker docking at platform of oil facility in the Khark Island on shore of Gulf. (AFP) August 30, 2021 A member of Iran’s parliament energy committee has said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic must supply fuel to allies such as Lebanon, Syria and Venezuela “to protect them from harm.” Hadi Bayginejad [...]

By |August 30th, 2021|Latin America, Lebanon, Syria, Venezuela|

Lebanon’s Hezbollah agrees to third shipment of Iranian fuel

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group. (Getty) August 27, 2021 The leader of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Friday a third vessel of Iranian fuel was agreed to ease crippling shortages in the country. “We have agreed to start loading a third vessel,” Nasrallah said in [...]

By |August 27th, 2021|Lebanon|

First Iranian tanker carrying fuel for Lebanon departs

Iranian tanker docking at platform of oil facility in the Khark Island on shore of Gulf. (AFP) August 27, 2021 Iran’s Tasnim news agency close to the Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) tweeted on Friday that the first tanker carrying fuel for Lebanon has left Iranian waters. The Lebanese Hezbollah vowed last week that Iran was [...]

By |August 27th, 2021|Lebanon|

US offers $5 mln reward for information leading to the capture of ‘key’ aide to Lebanese Hezbollah

Harb has commanded and supervised Hezbollah’s military operations in the Palestinian territories and several countries throughout the Middle East. (Supplied) August 23, 2021 The US State Department is offering a financial reward of $5 million to anyone who provides information on a Lebanese man affiliated with the Lebanese Hezbollah group who contributed to [...]

By |August 23rd, 2021|Lebanon, North America, USA, Yemen|

Iran is ready to ship more fuel to Lebanon if needed, says Iranian official

Saeed Khatibzadeh, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman. (IRNA) August 23, 2021 Iran said on Monday it is ready to ship more fuel to Lebanon if needed, a day after the leader of Lebanon’s Iran-aligned Hezbollah group said more vessels carrying Iranian fuel would sail soon to help ease the country’s fuel shortage. “We sell [...]

By |August 23rd, 2021|Lebanon|

Are America and Iran racing to win hearts in Lebanon?

Anti-government protesters shout slogans in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (AP) August 23, 2021 Less than two days after Hezbollah secretary-general Hasan Nasrallah said that an Iranian fuel ship was on its way to Lebanon, the United States announced that it too was willing to help with address the country’s chronic electricity [...]

By |August 23rd, 2021|Lebanon, North America, USA|

Israeli strikes on Syria kill 4 pro-Iran fighters

Syrian air defenses respond to Israeli missiles targeting south of the capital Damascus in an earlier strike on July 20, 2020. (AFP) August 20, 2021 Israeli air strikes on Syria have killed four pro-Iranian fighters allied to the Damascus regime, a Britain-based war monitor said Friday. Syrian state media earlier said its air [...]

By |August 20th, 2021|Israel, Lebanon, Syria|