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With UN Supervision, Lebanon Is Ready to Draw Maritime Borders With Israel

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Buoys designating Israel-Lebanon maritime borders. Photo: Chadica/Flickr.

JNS.org – Lebanon announced on Tuesday that it is prepared to draw its maritime border with Israel under UN supervision, reported Lebanese media.

“We are ready to draw Lebanon’s maritime borders and those of the Exclusive Economic Zone using the same procedure that was used to draw the Blue Line under the supervision of the United Nations,” Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri told Stefano Del Col, head of the UN Interim Forces in Lebanon peacekeeping group, reported the Xinhua agency, citing Lebanon’s National News Agency.

The two nations claim more than 300 square miles of waters, in which disputes over the past year centered on gas fields in the conflict area.

Lebanon warned its neighbors last month not to use a planned gas pipeline that will go from Israel to the European Union, citing the maritime disagreement with Israel.

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