Lebanon and Israel 'at critical stage' in maritime border talks –U.S. Official

A deserted post for the Lebanese army is seen in Naqoura, near the Lebanese-Israeli border, southern Lebanon, October 6, 2022. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

BEIRUT, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Lebanon and Israel are at "a critical stage" in negotiations to demarcate their shared maritime border and "gaps have narrowed," a U.S. official said on Thursday.

"We remain committed to reaching a resolution and believe a lasting compromise is possible," the official said.

Reporting by Timour Azhari Editing by Chris Reese

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