Lebanon Complains to UN about Israeli Buoys Marking Sea Border

(Financial Times-UK) Ferry Biedermann - Israel has unilaterally placed a line of buoys extending two miles into the sea off the two countries' land border for what it describes as "security reasons." Lebanon's government has raised this with the UN, fearing that the floating line of Israeli-placed markers may encroach on its maritime territory. A study published in March by the U.S. Geological Survey estimated that 122 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas may lie off the Mediterranean coastlines of Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Gaza.

2010-07-19 08:59:34

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