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He affirmed the continued existence of a disputed area.. Nasrallah denies that Lebanon provided Israel with security guarantees in the border demarcation agreement

The Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, announced, on Saturday, that his country did not provide any security guarantees to Israel in the maritime border demarcation agreement, pointing out that there is an area of ​​2.5 square kilometers that has not been resolved by the agreement and that Lebanon must liberate it.

These statements came in a televised speech broadcast by Lebanese media outlets dedicated to talking about the agreement between Lebanon and Israel to demarcate the maritime borders between them, after two years of indirect negotiations.

Nasrallah pointed out that “the presence of regional and international conditions helped in this achievement, among them the Russian-Ukrainian war, which pushed Washington to avoid another war in the region (…), including the West’s need for oil and gas, and most importantly, the lack of readiness of the enemy (Israel) to enter into a war.” “.

He pointed out that “Lebanon did not provide any security guarantees (…) and the Israeli enemy recognized the balance of deterrence with the resistance” (Hezbollah), pointing out that “negotiations almost failed and things headed toward war before the enemy retreated.”

Nasrallah added that “there is an area of ​​2.5 square kilometers (out of 860 square kilometers) that has not been resolved by the maritime border demarcation agreement (…) and this is an area of ​​our Lebanese territorial waters and it is occupied by the enemy, and Lebanon must work to liberate it.”

It is noteworthy that, last Thursday, Lebanon and Israel signed – under the auspices of the United Nations – an agreement on the demarcation of the maritime borders between them, amid a wide regional and international welcome.

The two sides engaged in indirect negotiations, which lasted for two years, brokered by the United States, over the demarcation of the border in an area rich in oil and natural gas in the Mediterranean, with an area of ​​860 square kilometers.

Source: Aljazeera

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