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US to assess if Egypt to Lebanon gas deal violates sanctions after terms agreed

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The United States will evaluate if a delayed deal to sell gas from Egypt to Lebanon via Syria violates Caesar sanctions on the Syrian government once Egypt and Lebanon agree to the terms, a US energy official said in an interview aired on Wednesday. The plan, first floated in summer 2021, is part of a US-backed effort to address Lebanon’s crippling power shortages using Egyptian gas to be supplied via an Arab pipeline established some 20 years ago. “We’ve given pre-approval for the project and as soon as Egypt and Lebanon can agree on the terms, which hasn’t happened yet, then we can evaluate …

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