Hochstein Sends Written Proposal to Aoun, Berri and Miqati


The lead U.S. mediator in the Lebanon-Israel sea border talks, Amos Hochstein, has sent a written proposal to President Michel Aoun, Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Najib Miqati, several Lebanese newspapers reported on Thursday.

Hochstein’s letter was delivered to Aoun, Berri and Miqati by the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon, Dorothy Shea, diplomatic sources told An-Nahar newspaper.

“The letter includes a written demonstration of the proposal that Hochstein had made verbally regarding the maritime demarcation of the southern border,” the sources said.

“It also includes answers to clarifications that the President had requested from the U.S. envoy,” the sources added, noting that the letter also contains an infographic about the demarcation line suggested by Hochstein and about the Qana field, which is a line based on (Lebanon’s) Line 23.”

The Lebanese leaders will study the written U.S. proposal before offering a unified answer to it, the sources added.

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