Israel, Lebanon Agree to U.S.-Mediated Talks to Resolve Maritime Border Dispute

Israel and Lebanon agreed to begin U.S.-brokered talks this month aimed at resolving a long-running maritime border dispute, an achievement that would allow both sides to exploit natural-gas reserves in the disputed area off their eastern Mediterranean coasts.

The U.S.-mediated talks between the foes, who are still formally at war, will begin in about two weeks at a United Nations base in the city of Naqoura on the Lebanese side of their de facto land border. Israel and Lebanon have regular indirect contacts at the same base…

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