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US touts 'historic breakthrough' on Israel-Lebanon maritime border

President Joe Biden called on Lebanon and Israel to now implement the agreement over their long-disputed maritime border.
Windsurfers surf by an Israeli navy boat in the Mediterranean Sea at the Israeli side of the border with Lebanon.

The Biden administration hailed the US-mediated maritime deal reached between Lebanon and Israel on Tuesday as a “historic breakthrough” for two neighboring countries that remain technically at war. 

The new agreement establishes a permanent maritime boundary between Israel and Lebanon, resolving a longstanding territorial dispute over a potentially gas-rich 330-square-mile stretch of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. 

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