Aoun Warns against 'Creating Atmosphere that Chimes with Israeli Threats'

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President Michel Aoun on Thursday warned against “creating an atmosphere that chimes with Israeli threats,” a day after Israel claimed that an offshore gas field belongs to it and not to Lebanon.

Speaking before his visitors, Aoun reiterated his warning of “the dangerous stance voiced by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman about Block 9 in the Exclusive Economic Zone in south Lebanon.”

He urged “vigilance over what the Israeli enemy is plotting against Lebanon, especially that parties inside and outside the country are working on creating an atmosphere that chimes with the Israeli threats.”

“Lebanon has moved to confront these Israeli claims through diplomatic means, while stressing its right to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity through all means possible,” the president noted.

In December, Lebanon approved a first bid to search for oil and gas in two blocks off the country's Mediterranean coast, including one that Israel says belongs to it.

Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil said Thursday that Lebanon will sign agreements with the explorers -- France's Total, Italy's ENI and Russia's Novatek -- next week and would be ready to begin drilling by 2019.

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Thumb justin 01 February 2018, 17:06

Aoun and Hariri's Dissociation Policy!

بالصورة: تجاهل “النأي بالنفس” مستمر… ممثل خامنئي على الحدود اللبنانية – الإسرائيلية
بعد زيارة امين عام عصائب “اهل الحق” العراقية قيس الخزعلي لجنوب لبنان بلباسه العسكري، زار ممثل المرشد الأعلى علي خامنئي وعضو مجلس خبراء القيادة الإيرانية إبراهيم رئیسي الجنوب، وتفقد المواقع العسكرية التابعة لـ”حزب الله” بحضور بعض قياديي “الحز”.

https://www.lebanese-forces.com/2018/02/01/lebanon-iran-hezbollah/

Thumb warrior 01 February 2018, 17:59

26 minutes ago President Michel Aoun held phone talks with Speaker Nabih Berri over the latest developments.

In other words, he crawled on his knees asking for forgiveness.

Thumb whyaskwhy 01 February 2018, 18:38

Pretty much words of his masters, the quisling is the days "rajul al qarar"...

Thumb thepatriot 02 February 2018, 03:09

pfffff.... wahahahahahaha... this is so silly!!!!
He is just trying to divert the problem now... pathetic!

Thumb thepatriot 02 February 2018, 03:09

pfffff.... wahahahahahaha... this is so silly!!!!
He is just trying to divert the problem now... pathetic!

Thumb liberty 02 February 2018, 03:56

Somehow, somewhere Israel has to be involved........