France Blames US, Australia for Lying over Submarine DealFrench FM Jean Yves-Drian on Saturday blamed the US and Australia for a ruptured Australian contract to buy French submarines, insisting there may be major consequences to Paris-Washington relations and for the transatlantic alliance.
Hezbollah does not seek a military confrontation with the Tel Aviv regime, but would not stand any act of aggression by the Israeli military on Lebanon’s soil, Lebanese resistance movement’s Deputy Secretary General said on Friday.
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday the US and Israeli regime were confused by Iran’s fuel shipments to Lebanon, announcing that a third such shipment will be headed toward the Arab country in the future.
Iran warned on Monday the US is in no position to block Tehran’s legitimate trade with other countries, referring to Iranian fuel shipments to Lebanon as the Mediterranean country suffers from ongoing shortages amid American sanctions.
Iran ready to sell more fuel to the Lebanon if need be, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said as an Iranian ship transporting fuel for the crisis-hit country has entered Syria’s territorial waters.
Since the aftermath of the August 4, 2020 port blast that saw the resignation of the interim cabinet of former Prime Minister Hassan Diab one week later, France and America have sought to extend their hand into the new government formation, with the Americans joining in on the pressure to restore a western-friendly administration amidst both powers’ declining influence in the country.