Lebanon unveils framework for indirect border talks with Israel

Lebanese House speaker Nabih Berri announced on Thursday a framework for indirect talks with Israel on the long-standing issue of maritime and land border demarcations between the two countries.”I have been calling on the UN to demarcate the sea border for the past 10 years,” Berri said at a press conference.He added that meetings will be held at the United Nations offices in Naqoura, in southern Lebanon, under the auspices of a UN coordinator.Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz welcomed the development and said Israel’s goal is to put an end to the dispute over the maritime borders “in ord…

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