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Lebanon defends right to exploit the sea in the southern region

Lebanon defends right to exploit the sea in the southern region

Beirut, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese are defending their right to exploit the sea in the southern region of the country, as confirmed by the Vice President of Parliament, Elias Bou Saab.

Bou Saab offered statements to the Al-Mayadeen news outlet reaffirming Lebanon’s strong and unified position in the negotiations on the demarcation of maritime borders in the face of Israel’s maneuvers around the Karish gas field.

Elias Bou Saab stated that Lebanon will listen to the proposal of the US mediator Amos Hochstein without giving up any right to benefit from the exploration and production of gas and oil.

For his part, the head of the Lebanese military technical negotiating delegation, Bassam Yasin, stated that the Israeli attack on national sovereignty is not represented by the presence of a ship in the Karish field, but rather by extracting gas from the site and exploiting it, as per Al-Mayadeen.

Since last Sunday, the highest figures of the Executive Power, Parliament and the government of Lebanon have intensified coordination on the maritime border dispute with Israel, under the mediation of the United States and the United Nations.

Lebanon is awaiting the appearance of the Secretary General of Hezbollah (Party of God), Hassan Nasrallah, while the Al-Binna site announced a meeting on Saturday between the President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, the head of Parliament, Nabih Berri, and Prime Minister Najib Miqati which will lead to a unified position.

A bill at the initiative of deputy Hassan Murad seeks to amend Lebanon’s territorial limits over an additional area in the southern sea of 1,430 square kilometers, protected by the defense of national sovereignty.

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