Iranian oil tankers arrive in Syria for first time in months

Syria has received its first oil supplies shipment for six months couple of days ago, as two oil tankers arrived inBanias Port , sources said.

The oil was delivered in two tankers, one sent by Iran, the other by an unnamed businessman, the source added.

Syria has suffered an acute fuel shortage this winter, with the government introducing rationing for gasoline and cooking gas and long queues building at petrol stations.

Last month a pro-government Syrian newspaper, al-Watan, said the shortages had started after Iran had halted a credit line to Damascus, since then no oil shipments had arrived.

The Iranian shipment that arrived last week was one of two expected from Iran, the source said. The source gave no further information on the identity or nationality of the businessman who had delivered the other shipment.

Source: Reuters