US Tells Lebanon Not to Fear Sanctions over Energy Supply Plans, PM’s Office Says

US Tells Lebanon Not to Fear Sanctions over Energy Supply Plans, PM’s Office Says

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  • Date: 14-Jan-2022
  • Source: Asharq AL-awsat
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Country: Lebanon
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US Tells Lebanon Not to Fear Sanctions over Energy Supply Plans, PM’s Office Says

The US ambassador to Lebanon told the Lebanese government it should not fear a US sanctions law over its plans to receive energy supplies from the region, the office of Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Friday.

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

US Ambassador Dorothy Shea handed 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.

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