Iran’s Action Leads to Syria Being Welcomed by the Arab and International Community

Elijah J. Magnier Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei receives Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Photo: Archive). The domino effect of Iranian tankers carrying gasoline to Lebanon via Syria generously affected and expanded Hezbollah’s influence in Lebanon and extended to the United States, Russia and several Arab states. The consequences have accelerated important regional and international…

Seventh Iranian Fuel Convoy Enters Lebanon

Esteban Carrillo Lebanese citizens welcome the first shipments of Iranian fuel on 16 September, 2021. (Photo credit: AFP via Getty Images) The much-needed fuel arrives just days before authorities expect the country’s reserves to run out On 28 September, a seventh convoy carrying Iranian fuel entered Lebanon via Syria as the country nears the brink…

Nine Arrested in Lebanon’s Ammonium Nitrate Truck Conspiracy to Frame Hezbollah

Esteban Carrillo The Lebanese Armed Forces announced the additional arrests of associates of the Sakr brothers’ ammonium smuggling operation The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) released an official statement on Tuesday announcing the arrest of nine individuals involved in the transport of an ammonium nitrate-laden truck days ago. On 17 September, a truck filled with ammonium…

Double Cross: How Lebanon’s Military Intelligence Spies for London

Kit Klarenberg British security contractor, Torchlight, supplies the technology to capture sensitive information on Lebanese citizens for the Lebanese army’s military intelligence agency. Photo Credit: The Cradle Torchlight, a British security contractor with high-level security clearances from the UK government, has access to the Lebanese Army’s military intelligence unit and its data files on Lebanese…

Iran’s 2nd Fuel Tanker for Lebanon Docks at Syrian Port

TEHRAN (FNA)- The second Iranian oil tanker carrying mazut has docked at Banyas port in Syria to transit fuel to Lebanon, the Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah announced. The second vessel carrying mazut from Iran reached Banyas port in Syria at 10 p.m. local time on Thursday, the movement said. The first flotilla of Iranian tankers…

Lebanon Headed for a ‘Total Blackout’ at the End of September

The Cradle The grim warning by Électricité du Liban comes as Hezbollah continues to bring Iranian fuel into Lebanon Lebanon’s state-owned electricity company, Électricité du Liban (EDL), has warned that the country is one week away from a total blackout as fuel reserves are close to running out. In a statement released on 23 September,…

On Regional Resistance, Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Now Fills Soleimani’s Role

The Cradle’s Lebanon Correspondent >Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah is reportedly the key Resistance Axis figure to have filled the political role of slain Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani in West Asia. The assassination of Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani left some big shoes to fill in West Asia. Now, Resistance Axis sources say Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah…

Lebanon’s General Security Chief: “I Support Absolute Open Borders with Syria”

Radwan Mortada Lebanon’s General Security Chief Abbas Ibrahim speaks exclusively to The Cradle on matters domestic and foreign. Lebanese General Security Chief Abbas Ibrahim has become a key negotiator between foreign and domestic parties in the crisis-hit country. While the Lebanese worry about the American threat of sanctions, Ibrahim tells The Cradle it is “totally…

Lebanon and the Fuel Trap: Solar Energy Is the Way Forward

Fra Hughes Lebanon and Syria should strive to build solar energy reserves so they are not held to ransom by external forces over oil gas or electricity needs. Talks are being conducted between Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Jordan to secure an energy supply line from Egypt and Jordan through Syria, onward to Lebanon, to help…

First Shipment of Iraqi Fuel Arrives in Lebanon

Al Mayadeen As scheduled, the first shipment of Iraqi fuel arrived in Lebanon on Thursday, while the second shipment will arrivenext week, as previously scheduled. After undergoing a test checking its specifications, the fuel will be unloaded later today. Lebanon and Iraq agreed to transport one million tons of oil, which will be replaced with fuel…