Cabinet okays demarcation of northern maritime border

Move made to protect economic rights in lucrative offshore territories near Lebanon; Beirut warns it will defend its borders and resources.

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July 11, 2011 00:48
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Tamar offshore gas field.

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The government on Sunday approved the demarcation of its northern maritime border with Lebanon, in an effort to protect economic rights in offshore territories that Lebanon is claiming as its own.

In response, Lebanon said on Sunday that it would protect its borders and natural resources on Sunday.

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