Hassan Nasrallah (Hassan Nasrallah) agreed to new shipments to alleviate shortages in the country, but critics warned that the move may be subject to sanctions.
Hezbollah leader Said Hassan Nasrallah stated that he has agreed to a third batch of Iranian fuel to alleviate Lebanon’s severe shortage.
“We have agreed to start loading the third ship,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech on Friday.
“The next few days will prove that there are false suspicions about the cargo carrying fuel… When the first ship arrives in Lebanon, our words will be clear.”
On Sunday, Nasrallah, the leader of an Iran-backed organization, said that the first ship to deliver Iranian fuel to Lebanon had left.
The enemies of Hezbollah in Lebanon warned that the acquisition would have dire consequences, saying that it might impose sanctions on a country whose economy has collapsed for nearly two years.
Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister-elect Najib Mikati said in an interview with Saudi-owned Al Hadath television that he opposed any actions that would harm Lebanon’s interests, but also asked those who criticized Iran’s fuel deal to help. So that the country does not have to resort to this. give them.
Nasrallah blamed the country’s economic crisis on what he called the US economic siege and added that the so-called Caesar sanctions imposed by Washington on Syria have hurt Lebanon.
“Continue to grant Lebanon the exemption for Iranian gasoline and diesel…Continue to grant Lebanon the exemption for Caesar,” Nasrallah told the United States in his speech.
Lebanon’s growing fuel shortage reached a critical point this month and could bring daily life to a halt.
Nasrallah also urged high-level politicians to stop debating the name of the new cabinet and form a government urgently.
“It’s time to end this debate,” he said.
Lebanon is managed by the caretaker government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab, who resigned with the cabinet after a large-scale explosion in the port of Beirut a year ago.
Micati is the third prime minister-designate since then to try to form a government with Hezbollah ally, President Michel Aoun.
Mikati said on Friday that he still has to overcome the main obstacles to forming a new government as the severe economic and political crisis has put the country into a caretaker government for a year.
He told Al Hadath that the situation in Lebanon remains severe.
Forming a government is the first necessary step to gain international support to help Lebanon emerge from the worst crisis since the 1975-90 civil war. The currency has collapsed, and medicines and fuel are running out.