Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah brought its first promised shipment of Iranian fuel into Lebanon on Thursday via truck from a port in Syria, in defiance of U.S. sanctions.
“This is a very big and great thing for us because we broke the siege of America and foreign countries,” a Hezbollah supporter in Lebanon told the Associated Press on Thursday. “We are working with the help of God and our great mother Iran.”
Hezbollah leaders disregarded warnings from the U.S. and Lebanese governments that they were not authorized to import the fuel and were violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned the U.S. and Israel not to intercept Iran’s fuel tankers when they set sail in mid-August.
Hezbollah declared on Thursday it has “broken the American siege” on Lebanon by bringing in fuel, while Iranian media lauded Nasrallah as the “savior of Lebanon,” hailed the Iran-Syria-Lebanon shipment as “the triangle of resistance that shattered American hegemony,” and jeered at Iran’s rivals in Saudi Arabia for doing nothing to resolve the Lebanese energy crisis.
Yet another sign that America’s enemies do not fear or respect the feckless Biden administration.