US regrets Lebanon-Israel stalemate, offers mediation

Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday voiced regret over a stalemate in maritime border talks between Israel and Lebanon and offered Washington’s meditation. The two nations which remain technically at war opened negotiations in October after quiet US diplomacy, seeking to clear the way for offshore oil and gas exploration sought by both. “Regrettably, despite goodwill on both sides, the parties remain far apart,” said Pompeo, who has one month left in office after President Donald Trump’s electoral defeat. “The United States remains ready to mediate constructive disc…

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