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    Post  JohninMK Mon Aug 23, 2021 1:03 pm

    No other thread suitable that I could find.

    Huge problems especially power (energy) related.

    This is about Iran shipping refined petrol and diesel not crude to Lebanon and Hezbollah telling Israel that these tankers are regarded as Lebanese soil so any attack on them will come under the current terms of engagement.

    Unlike Iranian tankers heading for Syria these are likely to have no military protection in the Med. Hence the threat. Also, were they to be hit then the polution problem would be far less than hitting a crude tanker, say off Israel's coast.

    This is confirmation, as opposed to a political claim, that the first is on its way.

    TankerTrackers.com, Inc.
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    BREAKING EXCLUSIVE:

    We have now informed clients of the first vessel confirmed to be carrying Iranian refined petroleum product to Lebanon.

    #OOTT #Iran #Lebanon

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    Post  JohninMK Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:39 pm

    Seems the tankers are not on their way yet.

    TankerTrackers.com, Inc.
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    2021-08-25 UPDATE (2) regarding Iranian fuel for Lebanon:

    Based on our observations, we now anticipate that the tankers will depart no later than Friday. One is laden with fuel for the power grid while the other is loading gasoline.

    Our clients have all of the details.

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    Post  JohninMK Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:49 pm

    It seems that the power station fuel tanker finally left yesterday, the petrol tanker today and there is a third now booked. We will see what Israel does.

    Canthama1
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    Hezbollah's Nasrallah Announces Third Fuel Tanker Will Sail to Lebanon From Iran https://aml.ink/UHfA0 via @thearabsource

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    Post  JohninMK Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:12 pm

    Well that got there quickly. The power station fuel will be sent by road tanker from Syria into Lebanon.

    Seth Frantzman
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    Pro-Iran media claims that Iranian fuel ship enters Syrian waters, which could help Hezbollah - however there are questions about which ship it is and what’s on it, we quoted @TankerTrackers
    and Al-Akhbar, Tasnim etc


    BUT then I found

    The organization TankerTrackers.com disputed the information, noting that "first tanker has not reached the Suez yet. - Second tanker hasn't left Iran yet but has left port. - Third tanker is leaving Iran. It normally takes 10-12 days to reach the Suez. Normally." TankerTrackers.com said a different tanker with 730,000 barrels of Iranian crude oil arrived several days ago.

    https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/iranian-fuel-ship-enters-syrian-waters-to-help-hezbollah-analysis-678435
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    Post  JohninMK Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:24 am

    All 3 tankers now in the Med

    IWN
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    #Iran-ian tankers en route to #Lebanon

    Two Iranian oil tankers bound for Syria crossed the Suez Canal on September 4. Earlier, on September 2, the first Iranian oil tanker carrying fuel oil entered Syrian waters.
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    Post  George1 Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:56 pm

    Lebanese president approves composition of national salvation cabinet of 24 ministers

    It is reported that half of the posts are held by Christians, and another half are from Muslim communities.
    Lebanese president Michel Aoun Dalati Nohra/Lebanese Official Government via AP

    BEIRUT, September 10. /TASS/. Lebanese president Michel Aoun has approved the composition of the national salvation government, which will deal with reforms and the reconstruction of Beirut after last year’s port explosion.

    According to Director General of the Lebanese Presidency Antoine Choucair, the president signed an executive order on a new cabinet headed by Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

    He noted that government consisted of 24 ministers. Half of the posts are held by Christians, and another half are from Muslim communities.

    https://tass.com/world/1336359
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    Post  JohninMK Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:10 pm

    First one safe, this is the one with fuel oil.

    Marwa Osman || د. مروة عثمان
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    First Iranian Fuel ship bound for #Lebanon arrives at Baniyas port in #Syria. More ships are on the way as #Hezbollah prepares to break both US oil siege and local fuel monopoly.
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    Post  JohninMK Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:44 pm

    They may have no money but the tweet is a bit of an exaggeration

    Lebanese News and Updates
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    The new Lebanese government includes three types of people:

    1- World bank officials
    2- Lebanese Central bank officials
    3- France and USA affiliated officials and ambassadors.


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    Post  JohninMK Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:58 pm



    Elijah J. Magnier
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    13 Sep
    Most probably this evening, over 200 Syrian trucks carrying gas oil provided by #Iran to #Hezbollah in #Lebanon are expected to cross the Lebanese-Syrian borders.

    GEROMAN -- I fell in love with #NATO -
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    Sayyed Nasrallah: Do not hold popular gatherings during the passage of the fuel convoy, in order to preserve everyone's safety and to facilitate the transportation process.
    (Do not celebrate the humiliating defeat of US sanctions is the hidden message here - smart.)

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    Post  JohninMK Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:54 pm

    The first tanker is empty and all its load of diesel is now distributed in Lebanon. The second, loaded with petrol is now ready to unload and the third, believed to be carrying more diesel/fuel oil is on the way. Sensibly the Israelis have left them alone.

    Interesting to see if they make another trip.


    Lebanese News and Updates
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    Hezbullah completed the distribution of the 1st amount of free diesel to eligible institutions & water pumping stations around Lebanon, including the orphanage of "Convent of Our Lady of Good Service" for Roman Catholics & The Monastery of the Cross Foundation for the elderly.

    syrseal
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    The second Iranian tanker (FOREST) has reached Syrian waters.
    This tanker is transporting fuel to Lebanon.

    TankerTrackers reports that a third Iranian fuel tanker has entered the Red Sea and is heading for Lebanon.


    Meanwhile the new Lebanese PM is blowing a fuse at all this good stuff coming in, avoiding the usual 'commission' schemes Laughing


    tim anderson
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    #Lebanon's billionaire PM Mikati says the entry of #Hezbollah facilitated #Iranian fuel "breaches the country's sovereignty".  Thinking face Presumably unlike Lebanese Govt reps having to get US permission to visit their neighbour #Syria Smiling face with open mouth and cold sweat https://thecradle.co/Article/news/2



    The US not happy either

    Assal Rad
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    17 Sep
    US gets angry when #Iran sends *fuel* to countries like Lebanon & Venezuela whose people are suffering bc of US sanctions, while we send *weapons* to war criminals.

    Also, a lesson in sovereignty: believing the US controls the movement of fuel from Iran to Lebanon is imperialism.

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member
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    #Lebanon’s receipt of U.S.-sanctioned #Iranian fuel, trucked-in by #Hezbollah through #Syria, is a disappointing sign for the future of Lebanon’s accountability and democracy.

    U.S. sanctions must mean something. It’s unnerving to see this admin. not make that clear. twitter.com/reuters/status…

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