UN says will not interfere in Lebanon gas drilling dispute

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 5, 2011 17:45

The United Nations on Wednesday said it will not determine the maritime border between Israel and Lebanon and will not interfere with gas drilling there, Army Radio reported quoting a UN spokesman.

Earlier Wednesday, Lebanon asked the UN to defend its natural gas reserves and claimed that Israel is drilling in gas fields extending into Lebanese territory.

According to the UN spokesman, UNIFIL's mandate under resolution 1701 "does not include the demarcation of maritime borders. National conflicts and maritime conflicts are two separate things."


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