SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 21 May 2024, Tuesday |

Iran promoting the entry of “Lebanese Oil” into Syria, while Tank Tracker reveals..

During the past hours, Iran and Hezbollah have been active in confirming through their media outlets, that oil and gasoline ships heading to Lebanon, entered the Syrian waters, and unloaded their cargo at one of the Syrian coast’s ports.

However, the Tanker Trackers website, specializes in tracking ships’ movement, confirmed today, Thursday, that the news about an Iranian ship entering Syrian waters and unloading its cargo there in order to transport it to Lebanon are completely false.

It explained that the tanker, which arrived a few days ago in Syria, is carrying 730,000 barrels of Iranian crude oil, and not gasoline, which does not benefit Lebanon.

It also added that crude oil is usually delivered several times a month, to meet the Syrian needs, and not that of  the Lebanese neighbor.

This came, after Fars News Agency confirmed earlier today that the Iranian ship loaded with diesel entered Syrian territorial waters on Wednesday.

It indicated that it will unload its cargo in Syria to be transported later by tankers to Lebanon.

Lebanese media outlets close to Hezbollah confirmed that the Iranian cargo was emptied in Baniyas, and on its way to Lebanon.

It is noteworthy that the Lebanese Minister of Energy in the caretaker government, Raymond Ghajar, had stressed yesterday, Wednesday, that he had not received a request to import Iranian fuel.

When asked whether Iranian ships had obtained permission to transport fuel to the country, he replied that he had no information, saying, “We have no information, we were not asked for permission, this is only what I will say,” according to what “Reuters” reported.

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, had repeated more than once during the past few days that ships loaded with fuel and diesel set off from Iran and will arrive very soon in the country.