The U.S. state Department acts as an intermediary in negotiations between Israel and Lebanon in the dispute concerning Maritime boundary of exclusive economic zones in the Mediterranean sea.
According to the website «7-th channel» in recent months, Americans have been conducting indirect talks between the parties to reduce tensions in the region.
According to the website, the United States made a number of compromise proposals, and Israel has already agreed to some of them. The visit of Secretary of state Rex Tillerson in Beirut aims to achieve the consent of the Lebanese side.
Note that between Israel and Lebanon is no agreement on the delimitation of exclusive economic zones. Both countries when calculating areas and determining the boundaries based on their agreements with Cyprus. However, the various approaches to the definition of the Israeli-Lebanese border has led to the fact that Lebanon claims 800 square miles of the Israeli economic zone.