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Hezbollah playing ‘public relations game’ by importing fuel from Iran to Lebanon: US

Hezbollah flags flutter as a convoy of tanker trucks carrying Iranian fuel oil arrive at al-Ain village in northeastern Lebanon, Sept 16, 2021. (Reuters) October 8, 2021 Fuel shipments sent from Iran to Lebanon in recent weeks are part of a public stunt by Hezbollah, the US State Department said Thursday. “Broadly speaking, fuel from [...]

By |October 8th, 2021|Lebanon, North America, USA|

In Beirut, Foreign Minister says Iran will give all help Lebanon needs

Iran's foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. (IRIB) October 7, 2021 Iran's Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told President Michel Aoun in Beirut Thursday that Tehran would offer any help required by Lebanon, which faces multiple crises. News agencies of the two countries have so far reported few details of the meeting between Iran’s foreign minister and the [...]

By |October 7th, 2021|Lebanon|

New Hampshire family sues Iran, seeks justice for late father’s monthslong imprisonment in Lebanon

Amer Fakhoury, of New Hampshire, died months after he was imprisoned by Iran-funded Hezbollah in Lebanon. (Amer Fakhoury Foundation) By Ben Evansky October 7, 2021 The family of Amer Fakhoury, an American and former hostage imprisoned on the orders of Hezbollah in Lebanon, wants the Iranian regime to pay for his suffering in detention just months before [...]

By |October 7th, 2021|Lebanon|

TankerTrackers says 3rd tanker carrying Iranian fuel to Lebanon has reached Syria

Iranian tanker docking at platform of oil facility in the Khark Island on shore of Gulf. (AFP) October 6, 2021 A third tanker carrying Iranian fuel for distribution in Lebanon has reached the Syrian port city of Baniyas, TankerTrackers.com reported on Twitter on Wednesday. The Iran-aligned Hezbollah movement says the shipments it is [...]

By |October 6th, 2021|Lebanon, Syria|

Iranian deputy says fuel shipments to Lebanon have been paid for, not free

Motorbike and car drivers wait to get fuel at a gas station in Damour, Lebanon, August 13, 2021. (Reuters) September 28, 2021 A member of the Iranian Parliament’s Energy Committee, Hadi Beki-Nejad, said that the Iranian fuel sent to Lebanon was not free, adding that the price of those shipments has been paid [...]

By |September 28th, 2021|Lebanon|

Lebanon’s Hezbollah says second diesel ship from Iran arrived in Baniyas

The Iran-aligned group says the fuel shipments should ease a crippling energy crisis in Lebanon. (Google) September 24, 2021 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 [...]

By |September 24th, 2021|Lebanon, Syria|

TankerTrackers says third tanker carrying fuel to Lebanon underway

Hezbollah flags flutter as a convoy of tanker trucks, carrying Iranian fuel oil, arrive at al-Ain village in northeastern Lebanon, Sept 16, 2021. (Reuters) September 20, 2021 A third tanker has sailed from Iran carrying Iranian fuel for distribution in Lebanon, TankerTrackers.com reported on Twitter on Sunday. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said [...]

By |September 20th, 2021|Lebanon|

Israel establishes rapid intervention force to prevent Hezbollah incursion

Israeli soldiers block the road on the border with Lebanon in the northern town of Metula, December 4, 2018. (AP) September 18, 2021 The Israeli army spokesman announced the establishment of a “rapid intervention unit”, with the aim of confronting an expected scenario, in which a Hezbollah force, in the event of war, [...]

By |September 18th, 2021|Israel, Lebanon|

Israel is reluctant to interfere with Iranian fuel shipments to Lebanon

Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of the El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 25, 2020. (AP) September 18, 2021 Amid claims of victory by Lebanon’s Hezbollah to have imported Iranian fuel, Israeli sources and media said their country will not interfere to stop the shipments. Tanker trucks [...]

By |September 18th, 2021|Israel, Lebanon|

US issues sanctions tied to supporters of Hezbollah, Iran

Hezbollah and Iran flags are seen during a rally to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution, in southern Beirut. (AP) September 18, 2021 The United States said on Friday it was sanctioning Lebanon and Kuwait-based financial conduits that fund the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah as well as financial facilitators and front [...]

By |September 18th, 2021|Lebanon|