The Lebanese army reaffirmed its readiness to confront the "Israeli" aggression by any means at its disposal if the ongoing disputes and already tense relations escalate into an armed confrontation.
"I reaffirm again our categorical rejection of the "Israeli" enemy infringing on Lebanon's sovereignty and its sacred right to exploit all its economic resources," Commander General Joseph Aoun said, as quoted by the Lebanese army.
"The army will not spare any method available to confront any "Israeli" aggression, whatever that costs."
Earlier this month, Lebanon signed its first contracts to explore two offshore zones for oil and gas. One of the parcels included exploration rights to the so-called Block 9, a triangle off the coast that is around 860 square kilometers.
Last week, Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah expressed readiness to attack "Israel's" oil and gas operations in the Levant basin off the Mediterranean if asked to do so by the Lebanese Defense Council.
"Israeli" tensions with Lebanon have escalated to an unprecedented level since the 2006 war. The Zionist construction of a border wall and its attacks on Hezbollah have deteriorated the tensions even further.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team