A third tanker containing a shipment of Iranian oil destined for Lebanon docked in Syria’s Baniyas port on Wednesday, an online oil shipment tracking service said.

The service said the Fortune tanker, registered in Iran, had arrived at the northern Syrian port — the same docking point for previous shipments.

Dozens of trucks carrying Iranian diesel have arrived in Lebanon in recent weeks — deliveries organized by the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group.

The overland delivery through neighboring Syria violates US sanctions imposed on Tehran after then-president Donald Trump pulled America out of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers in 2018.

The shipments are being portrayed as a victory by Hezbollah, which stepped in to supply the fuel from its Iranian patron while the cash-strapped Lebanese government grapples with months-long fuel shortages that have paralyzed the country.

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has said the shipments violate Lebanon’s sovereignty and are not approved by his government. READ MORE

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Josh Toupos

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