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Why Lebanon is keeping mum on Syria’s contentious oil exploration contracts

  • Two blocks to be explored by Russian firm overlap with Lebanese maritime areas for energy exploration along country’s northern border
  • Official failure to object to oil and gas exploration deal shows extent of the Iran-Hezbollah axis’s sway over the Lebanese state
By David Romano and Najia Houssari ·