Israel Considering US-Led Talks With Lebanon On Maritime Border

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri leaves at the end of a meeting with the French president at the Elysee Palace in Paris on October 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ ALAIN JOCARD

The Israeli government on Monday expressed openness to discussions led by the U.S. over disagreements with Lebanon over the countries’ shared maritime border.

The Middle Eastern nations have been in discord over borders, affecting about 330 square miles of the sea, the news service noted. Gas fields have been discovered in the disputed area.

Talks could be “for the good of both countries’ interests in developing natural gas reserves and oil” the office of Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz’s office said in a statement, according to Reuters.

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