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Report: Lebanon, Cyprus to discuss naval border

Lebanese TV reports Cyprus expressed willingness to re-review 2007 border agreement with Beirut, which serves as basis for Israeli claims

Cyprus has expressed its willingness to re-review its naval border agreement with Lebanon, the Lebanese NBN television reported Wednesday.


According to the report, Cyprus sent a message on the matter to Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati. No other sources confirmed the report.



On Monday, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman warned Israel against taking any unilateral decision regarding the naval borders which would violate international law "as it is accustomed to do."


Suleiman made the statements following Israel's decision to present her position on the matter before the United Nations. Israel claims that the border should be drawn further to the north leaving it with territory which some estimate contains natural gas reserves.


Israel claimed that the coordinates provided to the UN by Lebanon do not match those stipulated in the border agreement Beirut signed with Cyprus in 2007.



פרסום ראשון: 07.13.11, 21:00
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