Report: Lebanon Defends Oil Rights, Turns to UNCLOS

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Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry is taking steps to refute Israel’s claim about Block 9 oil field reaching to the international law and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.

“The ministry has issued a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations in March, 2017 announcing that Block 9 is located within Lebanese territorial waters and that Lebanon affirms its right to launch the process of contracting, exploration and extraction without the prior consent of anyone,” sources from the Foreign Ministry told the daily.

Rec 4d“The Ministry has sent another similar letter in January, 2018,” they stressed on condition of anonymity.

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