Lebanon and Israel, still technically at war,have held unprecedented talks under UN and US auspices to settle a maritime border dispute and clear the way for oil and gas exploration within “reasonable time.”

In a joint statement, the United States and the United Nations said the talks had been “productive” and that the delegates had “reaffirmed their commitment to continue negotiations later this month.”

KAN's Mark Weiss spoke about the talks with  Brenda Shaffer, formerly a professor at Haifa University and now at the US Navy Postgraduate University, an expert on East Mediterranean maritime disputes.