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Egypt-Lebanon gas deal awaits US decision on Syria sanctions

A State Department spokesperson said the administration will review the final contracts and financing terms to address any sanctions concerns.
(L to R) Director-General of Syria's General Petroleum Corporation Nabih Khrestin.

The Biden administration welcomes the newly signed energy deal among Lebanon, Syria and Egypt but will review the final contracts to ensure they are in compliance with US sanctions targeting the Syrian government, a State Department spokesperson told Al-Monitor.

Under the deal signed at the Lebanese Energy Ministry in Beirut on Tuesday, Egypt has agreed to supply Lebanon’s Deir Ammar power plant with some 650 million cubic meters of natural gas each year using the Arab Gas Pipeline, which also passes through Syria and Jordan.  

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