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The maritime border dispute between Israel and Lebanon. Lebanon keeps expanding their claims.

Maritime border talks between Lebanon and Israel to reach an agreement on how to divide natural gas resources are nearly complete, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

The discussions have been ongoing for almost two years.

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“We’re talking about weeks—actually, days—to finish the delineation issue. I’m hopeful that the situation is positive,” said the head of Lebanon’s General Security Agency, Abbas Ibrahim, according to the report.

The United States is mediating the border talks, in a bid to enable a division of undersea natural gas reserves, extraction and further exploration by both countries.

Hezbollah has threatened to attack Israel’s northern offshore gas rig, Karish, if a solution is not found before Israel begins extracting gas from the area.

 

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