Lebanon Is Not Planning To Import Fuel From Iran

Splash247 | Reuters

’s Energy Minister Raymond Ghajar stated on Thursday that has no intention to negotiate with for the import of fuel.

His statement comes after leader said in a speech on Tuesday that the group was in discussion with the Lebanese government about the “possibility of supplying the country with refined oil products in exchange for Lebanese pounds,” reported Reuters.

Instead, energy minister Ghajar said the talks are with .

After Lebanese PM met with the Iraqi Oil Minister last week, it was revealed that Lebanon wants to import crude oil from Iraq and that the country has interests in as well.

It is unclear if Minister Ghajar’s stance came in light of the US sanctions on Iran, coupled with the recent reaffirmation of the US support to the .

The US has furthermore declared that they will support as long as it does not become an Iranian proxy state.

Whatever the case, ’s Energy Minister has just made it clear that the plan to import oil does not include .

This week, , America, and have stepped in to express support to ’s stability and security. As ’s economy dwindles, foreign powers are watching and waiting to see what reforms the Lebanese government has planned.

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