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Caretaker Lebanon PM says US guarantees will protect maritime deal with Israel

Lebanon's caretaker prime minister Najib Mikati told Reuters by phone on Wednesday that US guarantees would protect a maritime border deal with Israel should Israel's conservative former premier Benjamin Netanyahu win a majority in elections.

Netanyahu had threatened to "neutralize" the agreement, which came into force last week after years of indirect US-brokered talks and set out the sea boundary between the two enemy states.

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