Head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah Says Group Is Ready to Go to Iran to Seek Fuel

FILE PHOTO: Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters during a public appearance at a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

BEIRUT, June 8 (Reuters) – Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, head of the Iranian-backed armed Lebanese political group Hezbollah, said on Tuesday that it was ready to go to Iran to seek fuel to help Lebanon deal with a shortage.

“We, Hezbollah, can go to Iran and negotiate with the Iranian government and buy shipments of fuel,” Nasrallah said.

Lebanon is in the throes of a deep financial crisis, and shortages in essential goods such as fuel and medicine have been worsening.

(Reporting By Maha El Dahan and Laila Bassam; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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