Lapid urges maritime borders agreement with Lebanon 'asap'
Israeli officials expect the US energy envoy to arrive in Beirut within the next two weeks for another round of talks on the maritime borders demarcation file.
Israeli occupation Prime Minister Yair Lapid told the US energy envoy, Amos Hochstein, who is in charge of the indirect negotiations to demarcate maritime borders between Lebanon and "Israel", that he wants a deal to be agreed on with Lebanon as soon as possible, Israeli media reported.
Axios cited two Israeli officials as saying that "Lapid told Hochstein during a brief conversation on the sidelines of his bilateral meeting with President Biden last week that he wants a deal to be agreed on as soon as possible."
Accompanying Biden during his tour to the Middle East, Hochstein told the Israeli Prime Minister and other Israeli officials that he is optimistic about the chances of a deal in the near future, Axios reported, adding that the US envoy has told Israeli and Lebanese officials that he wants a deal by September.
Israeli officials expected that Hochstein will arrive in Beirut within the next two weeks for another round of talks on the maritime borders demarcation file.
In recent weeks, Hezbollah threatened to target the Karish platform located in the southern Mediterranean, around which negotiations are taking place.
On July 2, Hezbollah announced that three UAVs were sent on a recon mission over the Karish gas field, noting that the mission was completed and the message was delivered, consolidating the right of the Resistance "to take any step of any gravity and at any time to pressure the Israeli enemy," as established by Hezbollah Secretary-General earlier.
"Israel" has no deterrence
Israeli Intelli Times considered that "Israel" has shown that it has no actual deterrence on issues related to the threat on gas rigs, but rather only empty threats and diplomatic channels.
It is noteworthy that Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah had stressed that "the golden opportunity (for Lebanon) to extract oil and gas is right now, as in these two months... after that, the cost will be much higher."
Consolidating a new deterrence equation, the Resistance leader warned that "when things reach a dead-end, we will not only stand in the face of Karish... Mark these words: we will reach Karish, beyond Karish, and beyond, beyond Karish."