Much needed fuel has arrived in Lebanon to ease the country’s crippling shortages.
The first of several truck convoys carrying Iranian fuel from Syria was arranged by the Iran-backed Hezbollah party.
Importing fuel from Iran risks US action under the current sanctions.
That is why the Iranian backed Lebanese armed group says it chose to offload at a port in Syria and bring the supplies through illegal crossings – so Lebanon will not have to deal with sanctions-related complications.
The Biden administration, which considers Hezbollah a terrorist organisation, has chosen not to respond. Some say it is because of efforts to restart negotiations with Iran on a nuclear deal.
Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, Lebanon.
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