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Lebanon Expects US Mediator Offer for Maritime Border with Israel within Days

Lebanon Expects US Mediator Offer for Maritime Border with Israel within Days

Monday, 26 September, 2022 - 08:15
US Senior Advisor for Energy Security Amos Hochstein speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon September 9, 2022. (Reuters)

Lebanon expects a written offer from US mediator Amos Hochstein concerning the demarcation of a maritime border with Israel by the end of the week, Lebanon's presidency tweeted on Monday.


Lebanon's deputy speaker of parliament Elias Bou Saab met with Hochstein last week during a visit to New York and briefed President Michel Aoun on the outcome, the presidency added.


Hochstein has been shuttling between Lebanon and Israel - enemy states with a history of conflict - in a bid to forge a compromise over the maritime boundary that would allow both to explore for offshore energy reserves.


A deal would defuse one potential source of conflict between Israel and the Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah, which has warned against any Israeli exploration and extraction in the disputed waters.


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