The fuel crisis has reached its peak in Lebanon with the government unable to provide fuel for cars, hospitals, and homes, amid a drastic economic crisis and its mismanagement.
Following the recent dramatic incidents witnessed in the country, Hezbollah‘s Secretary-General, Hassan Nasrallah, said on Sunday that he will start importing fuel from Iran.
He promised the support of Iran to Lebanon and held accountable the Lebanese government, which his party is after all an influential part of, for not responding to Iran‘s offer. He also blamed it on the American influence.
Nasrallah had previously said, back in June, that his party has all the needed logistics ready to bring in the Iranian fuel, and he could do it without going through the Central Bank of Lebanon to avoid violating the U.S. sanctions.
“It’s settled,” he stressed, adding that he would inform people of the timeline in the next two to three days.
Nasrallah has been promising for a while in his speeches to ease the hardships on the people in Lebanon yet the country’s conditions have been only dramatically deteriorating at all levels.
In the case of the fuel and his promise, the question remains on whether the caretaker government will “accept Iran’s offer” and approve Nasrallah‘s decision or whether he will act without its approval.