Foreign Ministry Tells Ban Lebanon Opposes Israel-Cyprus Economic Zone
Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour informed on Monday United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of Lebanon’s opposition to the agreement between Cyprus and Israel over the establishment of an economic zone between them.
He said in a letter to Ban: “The agreement is a violation of Lebanon’s sovereign and economic rights, endangering the security of the region.”
The foreign minister demanded that the U.N. Secretary General take the necessary measures to tackle this issue.
Israel and Cyprus agreed to divide the petroleum and natural gas wealth in the joint economic zone between them in the Mediterranean Sea.
The matter as also sparked Egypt and Turkey’s ire.