Lebanese Presidency: Final demarcation draft meets Lebanon's demands
Lebanese President Michel Aoun receives the version of the southern maritime demarcation agreement and states that an official unified national position is to be announced soon
The Lebanese presidency confirmed today that "the final version of the southern maritime borders agreement is satisfactory and meets the Lebanese demands".
The presidency pointed out through its Twitter account that it received the official final amended version submitted by US mediator Amos Hockstein of the southern maritime borders agreement, stressing that "the final version preserved Lebanon's rights to its natural wealth during an important time for the Lebanese."
مكتب الاعلام في رئاسة الجمهورية: الصيغة النهائية للعرض مرضية للبنان وتلبي مطالبه وحافظت على حقوقه في ثروته الطبيعية— Lebanese Presidency (@LBpresidency) October 11, 2022
The presidency hoped that "the agreement on demarcation will be announced as soon as possible," adding that President Michel Aoun will hold the necessary consultations on this national issue, in preparation for the official announcement of the unified national position.
Earlier today, Deputy Speaker of the Lebanese House of Representatives Elias Bou Saab handed over to President Michel Aoun the final draft of the southern maritime demarcation agreement that he received from American mediator Amos Hochstein.
Bou Saab stressed that "Lebanon received its demands because they are rightful," pointing out that "President Aoun will carry out the necessary consultations to discuss the final version of the agreement."
It's noteworthy that the company working in the Karish rig, Energean, released a statement on Sunday announcing that it has launched the testing process of the rig; however, "Israel" told the US that the injections are merely a test and that oil production will not happen today in a clear attempt to relay a message to Hezbollah that it has not yet crossed the red lines.