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Lebanon takes natural resources dispute to U.N.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/lebanon_takes_natural_resources_dispute_to_un_20110105

Lebanon has asked the United Nations to make sure that Israel does not encroach on energy resources in its territorial waters. In a letter sent Tuesday to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Lebanon Foreign Minister Ali al-Shami called on the international body to ensure that “Israel does not exploit Lebanon’s marine and oil wealth, which lies within its exclusive economic zone,” Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency reported. The letter follows an announcement last week by the Houston, Texas-based Noble Energy that a natural gas field dubbed Leviathan discovered in Israel's territorial waters contains an estimated 16 trillion cubic feet of the natural resource.

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