Don’t fear sanctions over energy supply plans, US tells Lebanon – The National

Don’t fear sanctions over energy supply plans, US tells Lebanon – The National

energy,lebanon,us,national,supply
Lebanon
  • Date: 15-Jan-2022
  • Source: The National
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Country: Lebanon
  • Who else needs to know?

Don’t fear sanctions over energy supply plans, US tells Lebanon – The National

The US ambassador to Lebanon has told the Lebanese government it should not worry about the effects of a sanctions law on Syria as it plans to import energy and supplies from across the region, the office of Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Friday.

Lebanon, which is grappling with a deep financial crisis, is looking to import energy from fellow Arab states to ease an acute power shortage, but supplies would have to transit through Syria, which is subject to a US sanctions law.

US Ambassador Dorothy Shea handed Mr Mikati a letter from the US Treasury Department “to answer some of the concerns the Lebanese authorities had regarding regional energy agreements that the United States helped facilitate between Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt”, the statement from the prime minister’s office said.

Check the history on the topic
Vote to feature