People hold Hezbollah flags as a convoy of tanker trucks carrying Iranian fuel oil drive in Baalbeck, Lebanon September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

CAIRO, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Lebanese pro-Iranian TV channel Al Mayadeen said on Tuesday that a convoy of diesel tankers brought by Hezbollah from Iran crossed the Syrian border towards Lebanon.

The Iran-aligned group says the shipments should ease a crippling energy crisis in Lebanon, while Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Iranian fuel shipments constitute a breach of Lebanon’s sovereignty.

Both Syria and Iran are under U.S. sanctions.

Iran’s Fuel Shipments Violate Lebanon’s Sovereignty -PM

(Reporting by Nayera Abdallah Editing by Chris Reese)

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