Hezbollah: Iranian Fuel Ships Break US Siege on Lebanon
TEHRAN (FNA)- Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said that the resistance movement has managed to break the US siege on Lebanon with the help of the Iranian fuel ships.
Qassem made the remarks on Friday, addressing the Arab Forum, United for Lebanon Resisting Siege, Monopoly, and Corruption, the Arabic-language al-Ahd news website reported.
Developments in the country are in stark contrast to the US-Israeli project, he added.
Qassem said the Americans were surprised to see that the fuel-laden ships - belonging to Iran - have broken the siege of Lebanon and provided the Lebanese with the vital product.
Hezbollah has confronted the Israeli occupiers and would be able to counter the US siege in appropriate ways, he emphasized.
Qassem also called for cooperation and solidarity among Arab countries, particularly among Lebanon’s neighbors, saying Beirut welcomes any unconditional support.
The first ship carrying Iranian fuel reportedly entered Syria’s territorial waters on September 2 to unload its cargo, which will be then transferred to Lebanon via tankers. Informed sources said that two other Iranian ships will also deliver their cargo to Lebanon through the same mechanism.
Fuel shortages in Lebanon have forced businesses and government offices to close, threatening to cause blackouts at hospitals and halt transportation and other vital sectors in the Arab country.