The Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah addressed the Lebanese on Tuesday, claiming that he has the solution for the gasoline crisis. He said that if the Lebanese state will not take an efficient action, he will negotiate with Iran to bring fuel from Tehran to the Port of Beirut, warning anyone who would dare to say no.
Apart from the fact that “Hezbollah” is behind the fuel crisis in Lebanon, as it covers the smuggled trucks of fuel and gasoline heading towards Syria, and regardless of the fact that Hezbollah occupies the State and that it is behind all the country’s crisis, the question that arises is how can Lebanese say goodbye for the queues, and welcome Iranian gasoline? Especially that Iran is suffering from a fuel crisis and its people are standing in queues in front of gas stations. The pictures captured from Iran are the best evidence that Iranians need each drop of gasoline.
Three days ago, cameras captured photos for queues of cars lined up in front of gas stations across the Iranian capital, but the fuel crisis in Iran dates back to a long time ago.
In 2007, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s government approved a plan to ration gasoline and reduce fuel consumption, after the state was forced to import 40 percent of its needs at an annual cost of $7 billion. In 2019, Iran witnessed a huge shortage of fuel, after circulating news about a governmental decision to ration gasoline quotas for each consumer, amid an official failure in dealing with a tough economic crisis.
Although Iran is witnessing a gasoline crisis and its citizens are standing long hours in queues to full their cars, but Nasrallah continues to brag that Iran will cover Lebanon’s fuel shortage. So how can Iran provide us a commodity that it is scarce in its country, unless Tehran’s “wali” decided to provide Lebanon with few shipments to prove that Nasrallah is the savior of the Lebanese.
This is not surprising, as Iranians know that their country’s government and the Revolutionary Guards, which controls the state, spend billions of dollars abroad to serve their expansion projects and support terrorism. Therefore, talking about “supporting the poor” by depriving their poor citizens from their shares of subsidized fuel is not weird from an authority, which prioritizes its interests at the expense of its citizens.