Following the visit to Beirut by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the speaker of Lebanon’s parliament indicated Lebanon was prepared to settle its maritime border dispute with Israel, but under the supervision of the U.N.
By Dima Abumaria, The Media Line
Talk of the demarcation of a maritime border gathered steam with the visit to Beirut last month by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The speaker of Lebanon’s parliament indicated Lebanon was prepared to set a maritime border with Israel under the supervision of the United Nations.
Israeli offshore gas fields
During an April 23 meeting in Beirut with Maj.-Gen. Continue Reading »
Lebanon’s military Council says if Israel continues construction of border wall on territory Lebanon believes to be theirs, it will be acknowledged as an act of aggression against its sovereignty.
– Israeli Minister Steinitz: ‘Israel seeking diplomatic solution to all border disputes.’
By Attila Somfalvi and Nir Cohen
Lebanon’s Higher Defense Council said Wednesday it has ordered the army to prevent Israel from building a border wall on Lebanese territory.
The council also announced that if Israel does build its border wall on what Beirut views as Lebanese territory, it would be considered an Israeli act of aggression.
“We grant the army forces with the political backing to act against any Israeli aggression on the border—on land and at sea,” the council said in a statement. Continue Reading »
In reaction to what Lebanese leaders dubbed ‘a direct threat to national stability,’ Lebanon’s top three political leaders met to discuss construction of Israel’s defensive border wall and Israeli maritime waters, both disputed by Beirut as their territory.
Lebanon’s three top leaders accused Israel on Tuesday of threatening the stability of the border region between the two countries, where calm has largely prevailed since a 2006 war, amid rising tension over territorial and maritime boundaries.
President Michel Aoun, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri agreed to act to prevent Israel from building a wall on Lebanese land at the frontier, and threatening an offshore energy block in disputed waters. Continue Reading »