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View of a natural gas drilling rig in the Mediterranean Sea. (illustrative only)

Lebanon announced Tuesday it is prepared to draw its maritime border with Israel under the supervision of the United Nations.

“We are ready to draw Lebanon’s maritime borders and those of the Exclusive Economic Zone using the same procedure that was used to draw the Blue Line under the supervision of the United Nations,” Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri told Stefano Del Col, head of the UN Interim Forces in Lebanon peacekeeping group, according to Lebanon’s National News Agency.


Between Israel and Lebanon there are more than 300 square miles of disputed maritime territory containing natural gas fields.

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