Reports: Lebanon asked to prepare for negotiations over southern border


Lebanon must prepare for negotiations over Resolution 1701 that “will certainly take place” and “the presidential vacuum cannot continue,” French sources said.

“The issue of the Lebanese south will be soon on the table, along with the negotiations over the land border and Resolution 1701,” the sources told Annahar newspaper in remarks published Monday.

And in remarks to al-Liwaa daily, French sources said “the upcoming negotiations over the fate of the situations in Gaza will involve south Lebanon, and this requires the election of a new president so that Lebanon can be ready to sit around the table.”

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant meanwhile received a phone call from U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who reminded him that the United States does not want to see the Gaza conflict spreading to Lebanon.

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