The Jerusalem Post reported that the first Iranian fuel oil cargo secured through Lebanon's armed group Hezbollah will be delivered via Syria by truck to avoid complications related to sanctions.
The report said it had two sources with knowledge of the matter confirmed the news on Thursday.
Hezbollah is a heavily armed group founded by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in 1982. The organization claimed in the past few months that it will receive Iran’s fuel to help ease crippling shortages in Lebanon.
“The sources said the shipment would arrive at a Syrian port and then be trucked to Lebanon, with the first priority being to deliver fuel oil to hospitals for power generation," The Jerusalem Post reported.
A report in local newspaper Al Akhbar on Thursday reportedly said the vessel had entered Syrian waters but the tracking service TankerTrackers.com disputed the report.