Hezbollah-organized fuel arrives in crisis-hit Lebanon

AL-AIN, Lebanon (AP) — A convoy of tanker trucks carrying Iranian diesel has crossed the border from Syria into Lebanon. The delivery was organized by the militant Hezbollah group to ease crippling fuel shortages in the crisis-hit Mediterranean country. However, the shipment violates U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran after former President Donald Trump pulled America out of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers three years ago. Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV says 20 tanker trucks, each carrying 50,000 liters, or 13,210 gallons, crossed the border on Thursday and were on their way to the eastern Lebanese city of Baalbek where Hezbollah will start distributing the fuel.