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US Ready to Mediate in Lebanese-Israeli Maritime Border Dispute

The US wants to help Lebanon tap its oil and gas wealth by mediating a resolution over a disputed maritime area with Israel, US Special Envoy for Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein said on Thursday. The mediator in the Lebanese-Israeli maritime border talks, speaking a day after meeting top Lebanese officials, said his visit to Beirut was aimed at understanding the Lebanese government’s position.