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Lebanese Gov't to Reject U.S. Proposal on Israel

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to visit the Lebanese capital U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to visit the Lebanese capital
Beirut, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese government will reject any U.S. proposals to resolve a border dispute with Israel, which will be formalized by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his visit to this capital, the Lebanese presidential office announced today.
The White House's statement violates the sovereign rights over Lebanese territory, stresses a statement issued by that official body.

Washington's proposal was made by acting U.S. Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield, as a preview of the issues that Tillerson will discuss.

Satterfield handed over the project to President Michel Aoun, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

The head of U.S. diplomacy is scheduled to arrive in Beirut tomorrow with an agenda that includes talks with the main leaders of this country.

The key issues refer to the tensions on the southern border due to the construction of a wall by Israel and the threats on oil and gas exploration projects in Block 9 at open seas, in jurisdictional waters that belong to Lebanon.

If Beirut does not accept, the United States will end its mediation effort in the dispute, a source said.

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