Caretaker Lebanon PM says maritime deal with Israel safe even if Netanyahu wins
Wednesday, Nov 02, 2022

NNA - Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Wednesday said that the United States has guaranteed it would protect a maritime border deal with Israel should Israel's conservative former premier Benjamin Netanyahu win a majority in the elections.

Mikati appeared confident, telling Reuters in a phone interview from the Arab League Summit in Algiers that he was "not afraid" on the fate of the deal.

"We're not afraid of a change in the authorities in Israel. Whether Netanyahu wins or someone else, no one can stand in the way of this [deal]," he said. He said the US "as the sponsor of this deal" would be responsible for its smooth implementation.

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