Najib Mikati says he is not worried about possible US sanctions "because the operation was carried out without the involvement of the Lebanese government."
Convoy of tanker trucks carrying Iranian fuel crosses border from Syria into Lebanon, a delivery organised by Hezbollah group to ease crippling fuel shortages in the Arab country.
Government formation ends a 13-month vacuum that saw the Arab country slide deeper into one of the worst crises in its history.
Severe fuel shortages and power cuts have forced many hospitals in Lebanon to scale back operations. Some $4 million of the total is for water stations and facilities that serve more than two-thirds of the country’s population.
Lebanese leaders are wary of relying on Tehran to meet country's energy needs but have no other option.
A two-year-long financial meltdown has hit a crunch point this month as fuel shortages paralysed much of the country.
The cash-strapped country is now looking towards Iran to meet some of its energy needs.
The decision was made at an emergency meeting attended by the president, central bank governor and other officials over a fuel crisis that has paralysed basic services and triggered a scramble for fuel.
But the militant group's opponents have warned that the move can invite US sanctions on a country that's already reeling under an economic crisis.
These tragedies in Lebanon today are the most recent symptoms of a national emergency rooted in the culture of corruption in all facets of government.
Lebanon is currently experiencing a severe fuel shortage and the past week has seen multiple incidents of tankers being hijacked. Hospitals have warned that they are low on fuel and may be forced to shut down.
The bank said while it had spent more than $800 million on fuel in the last month and the bill for medicines had multiplied, those goods were still absent from the open market and were being sold at prices that exceed their value.
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