Iran to supply Lebanon with 600,000 tons of fuel over five months
Iran has informed the Lebanese delegation in Tehran of its approval of supplying Lebanon’s with 600,000 tons of fuel over a period of five months, al-Manar TV reported.
Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mujtaba Amani meanwhile announced that “good news will be soon declared about what has been agreed on regarding Iranian fuel and cooperation in the field of electricity between the delegation of the Lebanese Energy Ministry and the relevant officials in Iran.”
Caretaker Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib has also met with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in New York, on the sidelines of the works of the U.N. General Assembly, where the top Iranian diplomat reiterated Tehran’s readiness to supply Lebanon with fuel and any other assistance.
Wednesday, 21 September, 2022 - 07:30
Mohamed Choucair - Asharq Al-Awsat
An agreement to transport Egyptian gas to Lebanon via Syria is currently disrupted by Lebanon’s failure to meet the conditions for obtaining a World Bank loan and Washington’s reluctance to give an official approval confirming that the deal is not affected by the Caesar Act, sources told Asharq Al-Awsat on Tuesday.
They said Lebanon continues to suffer from a severe crisis in electricity supply, while concerned officials are only offering temporary solutions to the problem, either by renewing a contract to import fuel from Iraq or searching for other sources from Algeria and Kuwait to secure fuel.
“There is a failure in revealing the main reasons behind the delay to benefit from importing gas from Egypt and electricity from Jordan, even though Lebanon had signed an agreement with the governments of both countries in this regard,” the sources said.