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Iran ready to build 2 power plants in Lebanon

October 7, 2021 at 1:54 pm

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Moscow, Russia on October 6, 2021. [Foreign Ministry Press Service – Anadolu Agency]

Iran is ready to build two power plants in Lebanon, one in Beirut and the other in the south of the country, in a period of 18 months, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said after meeting Lebanese officials today.

Reuters reported Amir-Abdollahian also saying, during a news conference in Beirut, that Iran is willing to help rebuild the port of Beirut, destroyed by a massive blast in August 2020, if the Lebanese government makes such a request.

The explosion devastated swathes of the Lebanese capital and left more than 200 people dead.

Lebanon has suffered a devastating economic collapse.The crisis, which has forced three quarters of the population into poverty, is the biggest threat to Lebanon’s stability since the 1975-90 civil war.

It hit a crunch point last month when fuel shortages brought much of the country to a standstill, triggering numerous security incidents, mounting concern in the West and warnings of worse to come unless action is taken.

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