10/30/2020

The Lebanese group Hezbollah has given its tacit consent to negotiations between Israel and Lebanon on maritime borders

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The Lebanese group Hezbollah has given its tacit consent to negotiations between Israel and Lebanon on maritime borders only with the approval of Iran, whose supreme leader is now concerned about the fierce war between Armenia and Azerbaijan on their borders.

One of the main reasons for Iran’s concern is that hundreds of pro-Turkish militants from Syria, who were being fought “in distant approaches”, are arriving in Nagorno-Karabakh on the border with Iran.

The recorded transfer of significant forces to the border with the belligerent region may also be aimed at preventing the escape of jihadists into Iranian territory.

Right now, it is Khamenei who is under attack, both for his domestic and foreign policy, because of Hezbollah’s “approval” rather than the revenge promised by its official, who died in Syria as a result of an Israeli air force attack. , is considered an aid to the sworn enemy.

The United States, which acts as the mediator and main initiator of the Lebanese-Israeli negotiations, doesn’t raise the issue of the land border, as the most acute, starting with the maritime one.

The solution to the problem of the maritime border will allow to start developing gas fields in the disputed region, including with Russian participation.

Lebanon, as a declaration of intent, has already appointed the deputy chief of staff as head of the delegation for the next negotiations.

The Lebanese delegation in negotiations with Israel on maritime borders will be headed by the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Lebanese Armed Forces, Brigadier General Bassam Yassin.

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The combat ship (frigate) of the mission of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, was sighted today off the coast of Lebanon at the place of negotiations between representatives of Israel and Lebanon on the demarcation of the borders maritime.

PS The Lebanese delegation refused to take a commemorative photo with the Israeli negotiators.

The two countries, still technically at war, insist that the UN-sponsored talks are purely technical and not a sign of normalization of ties.

The talks took place at a UN post along the border known as Ras Naqoura, on the edge of the Lebanese border Naqoura town .

The United States has been mediating on the issue for about a decade, but only earlier this month was a breakthrough made on an agreement on a framework for mediated talks.

The two neighbors claim 860 square km of the Mediterranean Sea within their own exclusive economic zone.

The first round of negotiations on the demarcation of the maritime borders between Israel and Lebanon has come to an end. The next stage is October 28.