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Lebanon,Israel dispute over Maritime borders

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Published 12:21 10.07.11

The Cabinet on Sunday ratified an agreement with Cyprus which sets Israel's maritime borders.

Lebanon has rejected the borders set by the two countries, claiming the state is impinging on its naval territory, but Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel would not cede "one centimeter".

Lieberman also denied reports that the US supports Lebanon's claims, calling

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Added: Jul-10-2011 Occurred On: Jul-10-2011
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: Lebanon, Israel, dispute, Maritime borders, natural gas, oil reserves
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