| 28 May 2024, Tuesday |

Iranian fuel oil shipment for Lebanon to sail within hours, Hezbollah says

Iran-backed group Hezbollah said on Thursday that a shipment of fuel oil will sail from Iran to Lebanon within hours and more will follow, telling the United States and Israel the ship would be considered Lebanese territory as soon as it sails.

Hezbollah has previously revealed it was working on importing fuel from Iran as Lebanon struggles with crippling power and gasoline shortages.

“God willing this ship will arrive and other boats safely,” Secretary-General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah, said in a televised address commemorating Ashura, when Shias mark the death of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Hussein in battle in 680.

  • alarabiya