Aoun says any Israeli activity in disputed sea area is a 'hostile act'


President Michel Aoun on Sunday held phone talks with caretaker Prime Minister Najib Miqati and a number of officials following the reports about the entry of the gas drilling ship Energean Power into a sea border area disputed by Lebanon, the Presidency said.

“He asked the Army Command to provide him with accurate and official information in order to act accordingly, noting that the sea border demarcation negotiations are still ongoing, and consequently any action or activity in the disputed area represents a provocation and a hostile act,” the Presidency added.

It also noted that Lebanon had several weeks ago submitted to the U.N. a letter stressing its “adherence to its rights and maritime resources” and that “the Karish field lies in the disputed area.”

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Missing phillipo 05 June 2022, 20:10

Perhaps this will finally persuade Lebanon to stop messing around and begin to sit down opposite the Israelis, if necessary non-stop, to reach a quick and final agreement.
The quicker an agreement is reached, the quicker Lebanon will be able to begin operating in its own internationally recognised territorial waters and the quicker money will begin flowing into the national coffers.