US ready to mediate discussions between Israel and Lebanon: Pompeo

Reuters , Tuesday 22 Dec 2020

The US is ready to mediate constructive discussions and urges both sides to negotiate based on the respective maritime claims both have previously deposited at the United Nations, Pompeo said

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo . Reuters
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo . Reuters

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said the United States is ready to keep working with Israel and Lebanon on negotiations for a maritime boundary, as the countries struggle to come to an agreement.

"Regrettably, despite goodwill on both sides, the parties remain far apart," Pompeo said in a statement.  "The United States remains ready to mediate constructive discussions and urges both sides to negotiate based on the respective maritime claims both have previously deposited at the United Nations. "

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