Lebanon called on the United Nations and the Security Council to prevent the Israeli occupation entity from drilling in its territorial waters in order to avoid any attack on its rights and sovereignty.
This came in a memorandum submitted by the Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations, Ambassador Amal Mudallali, to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, and the President of the Security Council, Ireland’s delegate to the International Organization, Geraldine Burne Nason, regarding the news that the Israeli occupation entity had awarded contracts to provide evaluation services for gas and oil exploration wells. In the Mediterranean Sea for the “Halliburton” company in the so-called “Karish field” in the area and the disputed maritime borders.
The memorandum stressed the need for the UN Security Council to ensure that the drilling evaluation work does not take place in the waters "disputed between Lebanon and the Israeli occupation entity, in order to avoid any attack on the rights and sovereignty of Lebanon."
In the memorandum, Lebanon also called on Lebanon to prevent any future drilling in these areas in order to avoid steps that might pose a threat to international peace and security.