President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, received, this morning, a call from the US Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea, who informed him that, “In response to the deliberations she held with him during her recent visit to Baabda Palace, she was informed of a decision by the US administration to continue helping Lebanon to extract electric power from Jordan through Syria, by providing quantities of Egyptian gas to Jordan, which will enable it to produce additional quantities of electricity to be placed on the network linking Jordan with Lebanon via Syria. The transfer of Egyptian gas will also be facilitated through Jordan and Syria to northern Lebanon.”
Ambassador Shea cl;aimed that “the American side is making a great effort to accomplish these procedures, and negotiations are underway with the World Bank to secure financing the price of Egyptian gas, and the repair and strengthening of electricity transmission lines, as well as the required maintenance of the pipelines
It is worth noting that the United States has been behind the squeezing siege imposed on the Lebanese people, preventing Lebanon from importing fuel oil to generate power and provide the local market with its needs. USA has also blocked the dollar flow into Lebanon, which caused an unprecedented depreciation of the Lebanese currency.
Source: Al-Manar English Website