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Lebanon warns UN, EU against joining in Israel’s EastMed gas pipeline

In formal letter of protest to the UN Secretary General, EU foreign policy chief, Cyprus, Italy and Greece, Lebanon’s foreign minister, Gebran Bassil asks for them to honor Lebanon’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), emphasizing to the Greek FM that Beirut will not permit its sovereignty to be violated.

By Reuters


Lebanon on Thursday warned its Mediterranean neighbours that a planned EastMed gas pipeline from Israel to the European Union must not be allowed to violate its maritime borders.

Beirut has an unresolved maritime border dispute with Israel – which it regards as an enemy country – over a sea area of about 860 sq km (330 square miles) extending along the edge of three of Lebanon’s southern energy blocks. Continue Reading »