Tel Aviv: Israel has rejected the amendments made by Lebanon to the US-mediated maritime border delimitation proposal.
That cast doubt on years of diplomatic efforts to enable the two countries to extract gas in the disputed Mediterranean region. was informed of the details of the fundamental changes that Lebanon wanted to make and instructed the negotiating team to reject them.
He added that if the Lebanese group Hezbollah threatens the gas exploration platform in the Karish field, further negotiations will stop.
A Lebanese official in Lebanon has confirmed that his country has not received an official response from Israel regarding requests to amend the draft maritime border delimitation agreement.
“We want to know whether the denial is final or there can be talks,” the official added.