Iran Ready to Offer Lebanon 600,000 Tons of Fuel

(Reuters) —
Cars stand in line at a gasoline station as they wait to fuel up in Jiyeh, Lebanon, in 2021. (REUTERS/Aziz Taher/File Photo)

Iranian officials told a Lebanese technical delegation visiting Tehran on Tuesday that Iran could offer Lebanon 600,000 tons of fuel over five months to help ease its power shortages, Lebanese media station Al-Manar reported.

Iran’s embassy in Beirut had said on Monday that fuel ships could be in Lebanon within two weeks. It did not specify what kind of fuel.

If the fuel deal goes through, it would be Iran’s first directly to the Lebanese state after it previously sent some to its ally Hezbollah, a powerful armed movement that is part of Lebanon’s coalition government.

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