Aoun to Iraqi TV: Israel Not Permitted to Infringe on Lebanon Decision to Defend its Borderإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
President Michel Aoun stressed in an interview on the Iraqi Alsumaria TV network on Friday that the current border dispute between Lebanon and Israel “does not allow Israel to cross the border because there is a Lebanese decision to defend these land and sea borders.”
The President said he raised with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson the problem of the conflict with Israel over Lebanon's maritime and land borders, and explained to him that "Lebanon has maps dating back to the 1920s proving its rights to its land. These maps are available in the hands of the entire world and can not be manipulated.”
On resolving the dispute, he considered “consulting experts in maritime boundaries under the sponsorship of the United Nations.”
In response to a question on the situation in Syria, President Aoun said that “involvement of international parties has complicated things,” and that a “solution lies in the hands of major countries through a Russian-US understanding."
On his official visit to Iraq, Aoun said he “carried friendship to the Iraqi people and officials,” pointing out that Lebanon has institutions that can contribute to the reconstruction of Iraq.