The President of Lebanon Michel Aoun said at a meeting with the government about the beginning of consultations with Israel, which are conducted with the mediation of the UN and the Arab countries. The purpose of these consultations, he said, «to curb Israeli greed.»
«We hope that Israel will not go to the escalation of the conflict. However, any encroachment on Lebanese sovereignty will be given a stern rebuff,» — said the head of state Ministers.
The Lebanese authorities claim that the construction of the security fence on the border is a violation of sovereignty. They also claim to be the so-called «ninth land» of the Eastern part of the Mediterranean waters, which Israel considers its economic zone.
At the same time the representative of the Lebanese leaders said that Israel is not interested to escalate the situation around the route of the wall. Earlier, the Israelis said that the new barrier will pass North of the old, but South of the UN recognized borders.