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Lebanon Warns Any ‘israeli’ Activity in Disputed Maritime Zones Constitutes Hostile Act

Lebanon warned on Monday that any Israeli activity in the disputed maritime zones with the Zionist entity constitutes a provocative and hostile act.

The press office of Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati said on Monday that the PM has agreed with President Michel Aoun to invite US mediator Amos Hochstein to Beirut to discuss the resumption of maritime border talks and to avoid any escalation.

The pair also decided to hold a series of diplomatic contacts with the major states and the United Nations to reiterate Lebanon’s adherence to its maritime wealth and rights, Mikati’s office indicated.

“Any exploration or drilling activity Israel might undertake in the disputed zones constitutes a provocative and hostile act that threatens the international peace and security, and impedes the negotiations over the maritime border,” the statement read.

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