Lebanon calls Israel’s decision for natural gas exploration in disputed waters ‘dangerous’

Lebanon plans to begin explorations for natural gas and oil in the coming months

Lebanense President Michael Aoun said Monday that Israel’s decision to start oil and gas explorations in disputed waters known as Block 72 is “extremely dangerous,” according to Lebanon’s National News Agency.

Lebanon plans to begin explorations for natural gas and oil in the coming months near its Block 9 gas fields, located near Block 72, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Last week, Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz approved a license for oil and gas exploration in Block 72, raising concerns among the Lebanese about the possibility of conflict between the two countries.

To continue reading the i24 news article please click here