First Iranian fuel deliveries reach Lebanon

AL-AIN (HRNW) – Dozens of tanker trucks carrying Iranian fuel arranged by Shiite militant group Hezbollah arrived in shortage-hit Lebanon Thursday, an  correspondent reported.

As they entered from Syria through an illegal crossing in the eastern region of Hermel, the trucks were greeted by Hezbollah supporters waving the group s yellow flag and ululating women tossing rice and rose petals.

Hassan Nasrallah, the Iranian-backed group s leader, had promised in August he would bring fuel from Iran to alleviate the rationing that is sowing chaos across the country.

Lebanon defaulted on its debt last year and can no longer afford to import key goods, including petrol for vehicles and diesel to power generators during almost round-the- clock power cuts.

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