Iran oil tankers reaching Syria to allow breakthrough in meeting needs
In light of the arrival of two Iranian oil tankers in Syria, Damascus will witness breakthroughs with regard to oil derivatives.
The Syrian newspaper Al-Watan pointed out Tuesday that the two Iranian tankers that arrived on the Syrian coast on Monday were the first signs of activating the new credit line between Iran and Syria.
Informed sources in Tehran indicated that the arrival of tankers will continue according to specific timetables without delay after the new version of the credit line began.
The sources pointed out that the delay that happened during the past months was a result of the amendments that occurred to the mechanism of the credit line between the two countries, after the formation of a new government in Iran.
The newspaper cited the sources as saying that during his recent visit to Tehran, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad discussed accelerating the activation of the agreements, adding that Al-Assad's visit contributed to resolving the technical difficulties and expediting the dispatch of oil supplies.
The sources highlighted that the coming days will witness more economic cooperation between Iran and Syria.
Ongoing crisis is supposed to end within next few hours or days
In the same context, a Syrian Oil Ministry source stressed on Monday that in light of the arrival of the two oil tankers, Damascus will witness breakthroughs with regard to oil derivatives, including gasoline, diesel, and fuel, starting Wednesday.
It is noteworthy that the two Iranian oil tankers carried nearly two million tons of crude to the Baniyas refinery and started unloading their loads.
The source confirmed that the refining process will start immediately, adding that the required quantities of oil derivatives will begin to be distributed successively to all Syrian governorates.
According to the newspaper, Syria has witnessed a shortage of oil materials during the last 10 days, especially diesel oil, as a result of the delay in the arrival of supplies, which caused disruption in the internal transport movement.
Al-Watan indicated that the ongoing crisis is supposed to end within the next few hours or days, with the beginning of distributing requests to the governorates. It is also expected that electricity generation from fuel stations will improve, and breakthroughs in gasoline will be witnessed.
The source said that there is a scheduled program for the supply of oil, explaining that in some cases there is a temporary delay in the arrival of oil tankers as a result of the blockade imposed on Syria, which is something beyond the control of the Syrian authorities.
Outcomes of Al-Assad's visit will be witnessed soon
During his visit to the Al-Watan newspaper's headquarters last week, the Iranian ambassador to Syria, Mahdi Sobhani, pointed out the importance of Al-Assad's visit to Iran in light of regional and international changes and developments.
Sobhani touched on the important outcomes that resulted from the Syrian President's visit in the field of strengthening and developing strategic cooperation between the two countries, especially at the economic level.
According to the Iranian ambassador, Al-Assad's visit to Tehran opened a new horizon in the bilateral relations between Iran and Syria at all levels, affirming that the outcomes of the visit will be witnessed soon.