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Lebanon contests Israel's proposed maritime line

Lebanon contests Israel's proposed maritime line

Lebanon is calling Israel's proposed maritime boundary between the two nations an act of "aggression," as a dispute builds over huge natural gas and oil reserves beneath the sea.
Lebanon has submitted its own sea boundary proposal to the U.N., and Israel's Cabinet on Sunday approved a conflicting proposal that it is to send to the world body.
Lebanon called it a violation of international laws and the country's sovereignty.
President Michel Suleiman said Monday Lebanon is ready and has the right to defend its borders and resources using every "available and legal" means.
Minister of Power and Hydraulic Resources Jibran Bassil called it an "aggression."
Israel recently discovered two gas fields off its coast, and energy companies believe other reserves could be found there.


Updated : 2021-02-27 06:45 GMT+08:00